Day in history for March 27, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We hear much complaint of a hole on the Camden Road. Teams coming in with wheat and other things have a great deal of difficulty there. The board appropriated $500 to have the hole fixed, but it still has not been done.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Richard Mansill says he has not known as dry a March for the past 40 years.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Assistant Attorney General C.W. Trickett of Kansas will address a meeting at the Illinois Theater tonight. He will relate his experiences in fighting the saloons in his state.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The annual campagin for funds to aid Zionist immigrants to establish themselves in Palestine was opened in Rock Island last night with a banquet in the Odd Fellows Hall.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Connie Arndt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Arndt, Rock Island, puts homework ahead of TV and radio. Connie, a Rock Island High School junior, was one of many who participated in a poll on study habits at the school.

1983 -- 25 years ago
William A. Hewitt returned to the Deere And Co. Administrative Center auditorium Saturday, but he wasn't here to talk about tractors and combines. Hewitt, former chairman of Deere, now U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, told the Quad Cities World Affairs Conference about his first impressions of Jamaica.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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