Day in history for September 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Many of our friends say that there will be 10,000 people at the Democratic mass meeting tonight.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The public schools opened yesterday with an enrollment of 1,623 in the seven school buildings.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Today was the last day of service for the September term of circuit court. The docket for the term will contain 500 cases, the heaviest in years. About 125 of the cases are new.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Officials and welfare workers of Rock Island County left today for a tour of state institutions and a conference on juvenile delinquency conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Welfare.

1957 -- 50 years ago
With the opening of the new St. Pius X School today, $355,000 was added to Catholic school facilities in Rock Island. An 8 a.m. mass at the temporary St. Pius X Church on the seven-acre plot at 31st Avenue and 24th Street marked the opening of the school for 440 students.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A rainy weekend failed to ruin the 41st annual Indian Pow-Wow at Blackhawk State Park, Rock Island, which ran Saturday through Monday. More than 100 descendents of area Indian Tribes, such as the Sauk and Fox, camped together at the site of Chief Black Hawk's village to visit and raise money for young Indian students.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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