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: 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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