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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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