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: 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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