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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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