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 board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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