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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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