Day in history for March 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The new pastry cook in the Island City Hotel is astonishing the boarders with unexpected delicacies.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Henry Ward Beecher, the noted preacher and lecturer, spoke to a record audience at Harper's Theater last night.

1907 -- 100 years ago
One man was killed and 14 persons were injured in a head-on collision of two passenger trains at Bettendorf last night. Four of the injured were Rock Island residents.

1932 -- 75 years ago
J.J. Hagan, superintendent of Rock Island Public Schools since 1928, resigned last night at a meeting of the board of education.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Moline woman appears as one of the tourists of Disneyland in the movie Disneyland USA, now showing at the Paradise Theater, Moline. Mrs. Howard Breecher, 1518 45th St., Moline, is shown with her niece, Patty Jean McKey, waiting in line for the Peter Pan ride in Disneyland. Mr. and Mrs. Breecher were visiting in California last summer at the time the movie was made.

1982 -- 25 years ago
If certain conditions are met, Davenport Osteopathic Hospital will build a new facility on a site bordered by Middle Road and Devil's Glen Road in Bettendorf. The present 150-bed hospital at 1111 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, is not in good repair and has space limitations.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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