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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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