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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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