Day in history for January 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We are under obligation to the Honorable Henry G. Little, member of the Legislature from this district, for an official copy of Gov. Matteson's message.

1882 -- 125 years ago
M.M. Corbett spoke at a meeting of the Rock Island branch of the Land League on the Irish land question and a large audience heard the address.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The torrential rain which flooded Rock Island today was accompanied by a freak thunderstorm.

1932 -- 75 years ago
John H. Hauberg yesterday was named chairman of the board of the new Rock Island Bank And Trust Co.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-Cities most distinguished visitor from England was like an old shoe, comfortable and just good to have around. Lord Clement R. Attlee, former prime minister of England, whose plane was forced to land at the Quad-City Airport because of the snow, was affable, cheerful, cooperative and responsive.

1982 -- 25 years ago
If you want a bargain in continuing education, this may well be the biggest opportunity you'll get. Registration for CommUniversity, an ecumenical continuing education program in its third year at St. Ambrose College, has already begun. Classes in categories of theology and church life, personal growth and development, humanities and the arts and public affairs cost only $6.

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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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