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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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