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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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