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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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