Day in history for April 14, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Lucy May will have to be docked. She was badly damaged by collision with one of the piers of the Rock Island bridge on Tuesday morning last.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The surveying party of the proposed Rock Island, New Boston And Southwestern Railroad arrived in the city this morning.

1907 -- 100 years ago
About 500 spectators witnessed the first performance of the big parody circus at the Rock Island YMCA last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Formation of a permanent organization of automobile dealers in the Quad-Cities will be considered Wednesday night at a dinner meeting at 6 o'clock in the Fort Armstrong Hotel.

1957 -- 50 years ago
There's a little wrong on both sides, as is too often the case, in the cutback in postal service starting today. The curtailment includes elimination of Saturday mail deliveries, closing of all post offices on Saturday and Sunday and a halt in third-class mail handling.

1982 -- 25 years ago
David Townsend, former executive director of the Moline Housing Authority, agreed to plead guilty to 67 counts of embezzlement today as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. Under the agreement, which must be approved by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Morgan, Mr. Townsend could be sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined $20,000.

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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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