Day in history for April 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Brazil arrived here March 30, having left St. Louis on the 27th.

1882 -- 125 years ago
April Fool's Day was observed in Rock Island with the usual number of pranks and tricks being played upon the unwary.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The heated mayoralty campaign of the past few weeks brought out a record number of voters this morning and an exceptionally large vote is expected today.

1932 -- 75 years ago
William H. Malone, candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, will speak tonight at a meeting in the Fort Armstrong Hotel.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Employees of the Sword-Morton Veneer And Lumber Co., Rock Island, returned to their jobs today following settlement of a two-week old strike. Under terms of a new one-year contract, the 43 workers will receive wage increases averaging 13.4 cents an hour.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Girl Scouts of Service Unit 30 in Moline recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of Girl Scouting, with a birthday party Friday at Culemans Hall in Moline. An oil lamp dating from the late 1800's was bought by the girls to give to the Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout National Center in Savannah, Ga. The center is the former home of Juliette Low, the founder of Girl Scouts in the United States.

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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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