Day in history for April 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
P. Meighan, city marshal, arrested a crazy, mad or drunken woman on Front Street near the gas works yesterday and conveyed her to the jail.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Residents of Sterling have begun a campaign in opposition to the Hennepin Canal which, they believe, will interfere with water power at that point.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The advantages of the Hennepin Canal were discussed by Capt. Lon Bryson of Davenport at a meeting of the Commercial Club last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Miss Lucia Mae Wynes took over first place in the balloting in the popularity contest sponsored by the Rock Island Baseball Club.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Abolition of ''Hell Week'' at Augustana College brought a response from college students today, but the response was limited to an expression of disappointment in the ''arbitrary'' manner in which it was abolished. Students expressed this objection through student representatives during a press conference in Larson Hall this morning.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Marion Taulbee, a former rural Milan resident, began creating latch-hook rugs about seven years ago. Today he lives in Ridgewood Towers, East Moline, where his rendition of The Lord's Supper is on display. Taulbee worked 410 hours over a 39-day period to finish it.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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