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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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