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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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