Day in history for April 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We invite ladies and good husbands to peruse the advertisement of Carter And Hatch. They have on hand one of the largest and best stock of dry goods and carpets ever brought to this city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
There is still talk among the businessmen of the city of establishing a streetcar line from this city to the cemetery and Searstown.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A large audience witnessed the return engagement of the musical comedy ''The Umpire'' at the Illinois Theater last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Between 500 and 600 pounds of fish were taken from the area enclosed by the coffer dam after the work of pumping water from the area was completed.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The gas war, which started Nov. 19, came to halt as independent operators and one or more the major companies posted normal rates. Today, the prices were 31.9 or 32.9 cents a gallon, the latter being used if trading stamps were offered. The price war lasted about 155 days and low price was 20.9 cents a gallon.

1982 -- 25 years ago
J.I. Case Company isn't for sale and won't be, the chairman of its parent firm Tenneco vows. As long as Davenport native James L. Ketelsen wants to keep the tractor and construction equipment maker in his company, it's as good as kept.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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