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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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