Day in history for April 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The steamer Flora, which left for Galena on Tuesday morning, was blown ashore near Cordova. Her passengers proceeded to Fulton City by wagons.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Next Thursday evening T.W. Keene will present the Shakespearean drama ''Richard III'' at Harper's Theater.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island baseball club, in spring training at Iowa City, defeated the university team by a score of 17 to 0. The collegians made 14 errors.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A dispute over the YMCA welterweight championship will be settled in the ring Saturday when Bob York meets Tom Donnelly. Both boys are students at Rock Island High School.

1957 -- 50 years ago
About 800 persons attended the annual Easter Sunday tea dance given by Phi Mu Kappa in the LeClaire Hotel. Hal Weise and his orchestra played for dancing from 2 to 6 in the afternoon. Co-chairmen were Mesdames Richard Laws, Moline, and James Welch, Milan.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Illinois Dietetic Association has selected Carol Heard Longley of Aledo as one of five recipients of their prestigious award, '' Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, 1982.'' The state award recognizes young dietitians who demonstrate leadership both in the dietetics profession and in professional associations.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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