Day in history for March 8, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Snow fell last night, but not enough for sleighing. The wind caused it to drift to some extent.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island County Board of Supervisors today voted to appropriate $150 as relief to the poor.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Circuit Clerk George W. Gamble left today for Aurora where he will attend the annual Erickson Day banquet of the Swedish American Republican Club.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Tri-City Civic Music Association climaxed its second season last night with the presentation of the whimsical one-act opera 'The Secret of Suzanne' before an audience of nearly 1,500 persons at the Orpheum Theater in Davenport.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Mayor Warren c. Yerger of Rock Island indicated today he sees no serious trouble ahead in obtaining the extension which will give the city until July 1, 1960, to start the proposed $9 million expressway approach project for the Centennial Bridge.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Deere And Co. Chairman Robert A. Hanson will speak at the 34th annual dinner meeting of the Associated Employers of the Quad-Cities at 6:30 p.m. March 24 at the Blackhawk Hotel, Davenport. Hanson will discuss his views on the state of the economy in 1983 and how managers can use employees more effectively in the future.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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