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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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