Day in history for March 7, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The great number of wagons in town last Saturday made business look extremely lively during the day.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The mid-week meetings at the Methodist Church are increasing in interest and will be continued each Wednesday evening.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The boat club organized at a meeting last week was permanently formed at a well-attended session at the Rock Island Public Library last evening.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Robert P. Gilloley, Rock Island, was elected exalted ruler of the Rock Island Elks Lodge. He will succeed Elmore A. Gripp. Other officers named were William H. Voss, esteemed leading knight, and Frank M. Brown, lecturing knight.

1958 -- 50 years ago
A probable sellout crowd was forecast for tonight's Rock Island-Moline regional championship basketball game at Wharton Fieldhouse. Only a small supply of general admission tickets remained shortly before noon at Rock Island High School, while available tickets were also being gobbled up at Temple's in Moline.

1983 -- 25 years ago
C.F. Bracke, a founder of the Moline architectural firm Bracke, Hayes And Miller, has announced his retirement. Bracke, of Moline, was a founder of the firm in 1961. Partners Francis Hayes and Gerald Miller will continue to operate the frim under the same name.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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