Day in history for April 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
On passing the new and elegant bank building of N.B. Buford And Co. yesterday we noticed quite an appearance of business inside, so we concluded the new house is open.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The steamers Silver Wave, C.A. Denkmann and C.J. Caffery passed down the river this morning with large rafts of logs in tow.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Three-I baseball team defeated Burlington of the Iowa league by 4-2 yesterday in an exhibition game at Burlington.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Junior Chamber of Commerce launched a campaign today for funds to assist in sending the Rock Island High School concert band to the state contest in Champaign.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Opening of a second store has been announced by VanGoor Record Shop of Rock Island. The new store will be in Davenport, at 104 E. 2nd St. The announcement was made by E.F. VanGoor, owner. Self-selection of a complete line of records and Magnavox High Fidelity phonographs will be offered, similar to that in the Rock Island store.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline Public Hospital's trauma-emergency department staff is observing Illinois Emergency Medic Services Week, April 12-18, by providing free blood pressure checks and distributing emergency care information.

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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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