Day in history for April 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We hope our German friends will meet with entire success in their efforts to establish a good military company in our city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A thief entered the street railway stables and purloined some money belonging to one of the drivers. The money was taken from a vest hanging in a sleeping room.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The annual report of the St. Anthony's Hospital Board showed that 484 patients were treated during the last year and that 228 operations were performed.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A county probation conference will be held in Rock Island April 27.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The 25th annual All-Breed Dog Show and Obedience Trials will be held at the Rock Island Armory May 12 with 500 dogs already entered in the show. The trophy list is larger than last year with 107 offered in silver and chrome, in recognition of the silver anniversary.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline Public Hospital officials today announced they will ask the Moline City Council to issue $15 million worth of bonds to finance a major renovation and expansion project to begin next year. Hours later, Lutheran Hospital President Kenneth Moburg indicated Lutheran officials will begin discussions with city officials about the possibility of selling Public to Lutheran.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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