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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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