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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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