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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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