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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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