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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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