Day in history for April 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We sincerely hope that hoops stand their ground until something else is discovered which will impart the required fullness to a dress.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The streets are becoming dusty and the street sprinkler will soon become necessary unless the weather changes.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Practice sessions for the Rock Island baseball club will be held each day at the Island City park beginning next week, manager Jack Tighe announced today.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Fumes from an alcohol still exploded and wrecked a two-story house in Moline yesterday afternoon. A man who apparently had been operating the still ran from the house as the east side of the building fell away.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A third of the exhibits entered in the junior high division of the first Quint-City Science Fair will come from one Rock Island school. Eight Edison students have entered exhibits in the fair, which will take place Friday and Saturday at the Rock Island High School gymnasium.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island students joined in a celebration of the school district's 125th anniversary at Rock Island High School Thursday night. District 41 is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its state charter, and students throughout the district participated in events Tuesday and Thursday.

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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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