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: 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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