Day in history for March 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Davenport Artillery Company has offered its services to the government as volunteers in the Utah war, and their offer has been accepted.

1883 -- 125 years ago
M.M. Gorbett is the only Democratic aspirant to the position of city attorney, but it seems highly probable that he will succeed Capt. Parks in that job.

1908 -- 100 years ago
An attack on the local option petition will be made by the anti-Prohibition Society on the grounds that such restriction would be illegal.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Contestants from Rock Island High School that will enter the interscholastic forensic contest to be held April 7 and 8 at Augustana College, have been chosen. They are Edythe Arshack, Eugene Beattie, Arno Denecke, Peter Denger, Sydney Deutsch, Grace Findlay, Reola Gibbs, Peggy Huthmaker and Margaret Strang.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Morrissey of Route 2, Erie, are the parents of a daughter. Betty Jean, born yesterday at Hammond-Henry District Hospital in Geneseo. Mr. and Mrs. Morrissey are the parents of six sons and nine daughters. They have one set of triplets.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Alleman's Don Morris this morning announced his retirement as basketball coach after 33 years as head varsity coach at the school. He will stay on as the school's athletic director.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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