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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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