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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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