Day in history for April 8, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Henry Graff is advertised to run on the upper Mississippi. This is a fine boat and commanded by efficient officers.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The steamer Artemus Lamb has been supplied with an electric light which is said to work quite satisfactorily.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Ezra Kendall appeared in ''Swell Elegant Jones'' at the Illinois Theater last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Two positions on the Rock Island Board of Education will be filled tomorrow when voters will decide between three candidates. Candidates are John G. Huntoon, president; A.H. Bowlby, seeking reelection, and Dr. Meredith L. Ostrom.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Little Brenda Lee, who has risen to fame through television appearances on the ``Perry Como Show'' and ABC-TV's ''Ozark Jubilee,'' has been booked on the country music show scheduled at 8 next Saturday night in Wharton Field House. Miss Brenda Lee is 9-years-old and lives in Springfield, Mo.

1982 -- 25 years ago
For the second time in recent months, cameras from the television news magazine ``20-20'' will focus on the Quad-Cities area. The subject this time is adult illiteracy, and ABC news crews will visit Davenport, Kewanee and Clinton at the end of the month to interview students at Scott Community College's Career Assistance Center.

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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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