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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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