Day in history for April 11, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mayor Bailey handed in his resignation and retired to private life.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Turner Society will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the branch with a special program April 15.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The village council of Silvis gave the Moline, Rock Island And Eastern Railway a 50-year franchise to construct a line through the village.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Charlotte Anderson Warren, Rock Island soprano, gave a pleasing performance as guest soloist with the Tri-City Philharmonic Orchestra yesterday in Augustana College gymnasium.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Quad-City astronomers are going to get a treat late this month when the comet Arend-Roland becomes visible to the naked eye. The Popular Astronomy Club has made tentative plans to meet in Dr. Carl Gamble's observatory in Moline on April 27, when the comet is expected to be near its height of visibility.

1982 -- 25 years ago
At age 3, Jerry ''Junior'' Jackson took a ride on a minibike. He's still riding seven years later and his latest stop was in the Houston Astrodome. There, Jackson claimed the Grand National Championship in the 60cc class. More than 90 bikers were in the class, but the rural East Moline youth won both his qualifying heats and the final among the top 24.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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