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 ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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