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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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