LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Day in history for April 2, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday, rain fell from morning until night. Too bad.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The city campaign has opened in earnest and considerable interest has been manifest in the result.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Although the temperature dropped to freezing last night, very little damage was done to the fruit buds and small plants.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Most of the bands entered in the northwest district high school band contest being held in Rock Island today and tomorrow arrived at Augustana College gymnasium at noon today.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island Lines officials will be in Silvis this week to attend ceremonies commemorating the installation of a new $300,000 automatic switch control system at the hump. The system automatically controls the flow of traffic and keeps tab of where the cars are in the hump and their numbers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
At 7 a.m. every morning you can find Jim Nichols in the coffee room with his Dispatch buddies. But he won't be found there much longer. Twenty-five years of Dispatch history ended today when the raspy-voiced journalist retired at the age of 62. Nichols' locally famous sideways grin, stretched below cocked eyebrow, has journeyed from city hall to courthouse to editorial page during his years at The Dispatch.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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