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 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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