Day in history for April 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Isaac Negus, who has been absent from town for some days, returned to find that his fellow citizens had chosen him a member of the county board of supervisors.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The prospects of a telephone circuit including Geneseo and Muscatine with those of Rock Island are very flattering and it is believed those cities will be added to the present system.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rt. Rev. M. Edward Fawcett, bishop of the diocese of Quincy, was honored by the men of the Trinity Episcopal Church at a banquet in the Harper House.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island Chapter No. 269, Order of the Eastern Star, celebrated its 38th anniversary last evening at the Masonic Temple.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The possibility that Moline may soon have a modern boat harbor, with launching, docking, parking and picnicking facilities, along River Drive, was revealed yesterday at a meeting of the City Council rivers and harbor committee, when it was disclosed that federal aid may be available in such a project.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, has received two grants totaling $50,000. A grant of $40,000 is from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation of Stockholm, Sweden. The other grant is $10,000 from Lutheran Brotherhood.

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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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