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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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