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: 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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