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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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