Day in history for March 6, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The newly elected board of city officers will take the usual oath of office next Monday at the courthouse. Mayor Buford will deliver his inaugural address at this time.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Every desirable seat in Turner Hall was occupied at an early hour last night by friends of the Central Presbyterian Church. The entertainment given was heartily appreciated.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Lake Forest College glee club, which will appear at Rock Island High School on March 11, also will sing at the Broadway Presbyterian Church.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Representatives of the larger stores in Rock Island and the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce conferred by phone today with Illinois state auditor Edward J. Barrett relative to the establishment of a currency exchange.

1958 -- 50 years ago
East Moline police rushed gas to a stalled ambulance this morning that stopped on the highway east of Silvis while transporting an Erie woman to Moline Public Hospital. The Morrison ambulance driver obtained a ride as far as the East Moline service station where police were called to return him to his vehicle.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Carol Sue Tanner of Rock Island recently was named Woman of the Year by the Paddlewheel Chapter of the American Business Women's Association.

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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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