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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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