Day in history for March 9, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
There are certain persons about who depend altogether upon the coal purchased by others for a supply of fuel. These thieves will be closely watched in future.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The train coming from Chicago, due yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, arrived in Rock Island 20 hours late.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The county board of supervisors will allow no more bills for at least a year. The funds for 1908 have been exhausted.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Johnny Baltzer of Rock Island, who won the flyweight championship of the Quad-Cities four times in Golden Gloves tournaments at Davenport, became the champion of the Chicago area last night by defeating Leonard Cohen of Trafton's Chicago gym in the finals of the tournament of champions.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Twenty-one Rock Island High School seniors have qualified as semi-finalists in their try for a share of $500,000 in college scholarships being offered for the first time this year by the State Scholarship Commission.

1983 -- 25 years ago
'It's All About Remembering' will be this year's theme for the 13th annual Colona-Green Rock Community Memorial Day Parade to be held Sunday, May 29, starting at 2 p.m. The theme was chosen from third and fourth graders from the Colona Grade School.

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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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