Day in history for April 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island enjoyed something new in entertainment. Professor Kidd's Elocutionary Entertainments were held at Empire Hall.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Hugh Warnock, W. Gray, J.Z. Mott, W.H. Whitman, J.W. Cavanaugh, J.J. Reimers and J.H. Karr were elected to the Rock Island city council.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The saw mill season was opened in Davenport with but one mill employing 200 men, the lone survivor of the many which operated in this area.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island YMCA boxing team, with only six boxers represented in the eight weight divisions, copped the 1932 state championship in Bloomington. Tom Donnelly proved to be the sensation of the tournament. He had been in the ring only two times before the start of the event.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Halpern's Department Stores Inc. has announced a major expansion of its Moline store at 2008 16th St. The firm, which operates stores both in Rock Island and Moline, has acquired and remodeled the store formerly occupied by Weather-Seal, adjacent to its Moline store.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A last-gasp winter storm, pushed by winds gusting to 30 mph, wrapped the Quad-Cities in near blizzard conditions today. The storm glazed roads and snarled traffic as temperatures plunged to below freezing.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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