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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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