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 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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