Day in history for April 19, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A survey has recently been completed for a railroad from Port Byron to Sterling.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Sells Brothers' Circus will spread its canvas in Rock Island May 25. This is the first circus of the season.

1907 -- 100 years ago
H.B. Hayden of Rock Island will act as judge in the debate between the University of Iowa and the University of Kansas tonight in Iowa City.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island County Republican central committee went on record yesterday in favor of a wet plank in the state platform.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A project that began 12 years ago in Pittsburgh, Pa., reached one of its final stages in Rock Island this week when Dr. E.E. Ryden, editor of The Lutheran Companion, read proof on the last hymn which will appear in the new Lutheran hymnal. The volume, which will serve more than 5,000,000 Lutherans affiliated with eight church bodies, is scheduled for publication by Easter of next year.

1982 -- 25 years ago
More than 100 clerical workers at Eagle Food Warehouse in Milan began their work week today under a new three-year contract. Like union members who work on loading docks, in maintenance and as truck mechanics, the clerical workers gave up general base wage increases in exchange for higher pension benefits.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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