Day in history for March 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A load of hay, on Market Square, was blown over by the wind, Saturday, but soon put upright again by the means of a long chain, and a couple of yoke of oxen.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Squire Cropper turned into the city treasury today the sum of $36.45 in fines collected during the present month.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School's basketball team, including Voss and Liitt, forwards; Brennan, center; and Streckfus and Young, guards, won second place in the state tournament at Oak Park Saturday night, being defeated in the finals by Peoria, 48 to 29.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Town boards of Rock Island, South Rock Island, Black Hawk, Moline and South Moline townships will not recommend to the annual town meetings of those townships next Tuesday that tax levies for poor relief adequate to meet the full burden of relief be voted.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Moline's Wharton Fieldhouse is being mentioned as home base for a Quad-City basketball team in the National Industrial Basketball League next winter, the league announced during its annual winter meeting in Moline during the weekend.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Jobless workers can be retrained without fear of losing unemployment benefits under a program coming to the Quad-Cities this summer.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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