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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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