Day in history for March 29, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Edward Moran is desirous of finding a situation as a clerk or salesman in a grocery store. He can be found at the corner of Adams and Orleans Streets.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Closing exercises of the term were held today in Rock Island schools. The exercises were well attended.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School's basketball team is matched against Oak Park in the semi-finals of the state tournament.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island merchants affiliated with the Retail Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce will use tokens in assessing the Illinois 3 percent sales tax which goes into effect Wednesday. The plan was approved last night at a meeting in the Fort Armstrong Hotel.

1958 -- 50 years ago
A new sign sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce and focusing attention on Rock Island's friendly and aggressive spirit has been posted on the billboard atop the Rock Island Waterworks.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The City of Rock Island has hired the biggest bill collection agency in North America to collect from people who owe the city money. Rock Island will turn over about $110,000 in unpaid fees to the agency. These fees include costs for damage to city property, street and sidewalks repair, refuse collection, weed cutting and other costs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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