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: 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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