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 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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