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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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