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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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