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 said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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