Day in history for March 5, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
It is the intention of those who earlier gave their services to a benefit for the poor to hold a repeat performance in the hopes that this one will be attended by more than enough to meet expenses.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The freight tangle caused by heavy rains and consequent washouts of last month is straightening out and freight is rapidly being distributed.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Kramer Printing and Publishing Co. received papers of incorporation yesterday with capitalization at $35,000.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Coach K.E. Greene's Rock Island High School cagers scored a 45-28 Big Nine conference victory over Geneseo last night. Victory gave Rock Island a tie for sixth place in the conference standings.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Augustana College Players will present a psychological play, 'Return To Thine Own House,' at 8 p.m. March 28 in the Potter Hallas part of a program sponsored by the Rock Island County Mental Health Society.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Moline High School Concert Choir will perform Thursday at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Nashville, Tenn. The 71-voice choir was selected from among hundreds of choirs and was listed by the ACDA as its top choice among high school choirs invited to perform at the convention.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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