Day in history for March 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The county court, Judges Gould, Holmes and Kistler, is now in session.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The idea of using a ferry across Rock River while the new bridge is being constructed was abandoned today and a temporary bridge will be used.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Announcement was made today that the Hon. William Jennings Bryan will be in Rock Island March 26 to lecture at the Illinois Theater.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mayor Chester Thompson today urged all citizens of Rock Island to aid the American Legion, in cooperation with the Tri-City Federation of Labor, in their drive for the Rock Island unemployed.

1957 -- 50 years ago
``Speaking of Air Power,'' a sound color film showing highlights of the 1956 National Aircraft Show at Oklahoma City, Okla., was seen by members of the Rock Island Exchange Club at a meeting yesterday in the Fort Armstrong Hotel. The movie was shown by Joseph S. Kimmel Jr., vice president of Republic Electric Co., who is an aviation enthusiast.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Pianist Barbara Nissman, former John Deere artist in residence, has just released her first CBS recording, The Complete Piano Works of Alberto Ginasters, CBS 71107. The album is now available in Europe and is scheduled for release in the United States in the near future.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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