Day in history for April 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Charles W. Mayburry has received the appointment as freight agent in Rock Island for the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A trolling association is being organized in Rock Island by citizens of the Tri-Cities and a spring meeting is planned at the fair grounds in the city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. J.L. Vance, new pastor of the United Presbyterian Church, arrived this afternoon from Homestead, Pa., to take up his duties.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Competition in the fifth annual Marshall Dramatic Contest began last night with the presentation of four one-act plays before more than 800 persons in the Rock Island High School auditorium.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A 65-by-30-foot floating boat shelter was moved yesterday from Anchor Harbor, Campbell's Island, to Lake Potter at Sunset Park in Rock Island. High winds and rough water made the voyage from below the Rock Island dam to the park area a bit hazardous.

1982 -- 25 years ago
It looks like Milan may have a community center in its future. John Brown, supervisor of Black Hawk Township, told the Milan village board Monday night the township will donate $100,000 toward the construction of a community center in Camden Park if Milan agrees to the project and is able to match the amount.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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