Day in history for January 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
All interested persons are asked to meet at the mayor's office this evening to take into consideration the propriety of having a special school law for the regulation and government of schools in the township.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A song service was held at the First Methodist Church yesterday under the direction of E.w. Spencer.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Jack Tighe of Norwich, Conn., was signed as manager of the Rock Island Baseball Club in the Three-I League.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Radio earphone headsets are needed for the Rock Island County Tuberculosis Sanatorium. Radio entertainment plays an important part in the life of the shut-ins.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Last night's snow storm might have provided a legitimate excuse but not a single one of the 19 students ''enrolled'' in the Rock Island Driver Improvement School failed to report for class at Rock Island Senior High School.

1982 -- 25 years ago
''The Meeting Place,'' an outdoor sculpture by Gene Horvath, will be dedicated at 3 p.m. today at the Augustana College Center, 7th Ave. and 38th St., Rock Island. ''The Meeting Place'' is a gift of the Richard A. Welch Endowment for the Arts and Mrs. Welch to Augustana College and is located on the hillside overlooking the south patio of the College Center.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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