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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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