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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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