Day in history for January 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday about 170 hogs were driven from Edgington to Mr. Harper's slaughter house. Seventy of the hogs were raised by Daniel Edgington and the remainder by his neighbors.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A transient was arrested for robbing several Rock Island and Davenport residences. He confessed and his prospect for Joliet is exceedingly good.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Dr. G.L. Eyster was chosen president of the Rock Island Club.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Galesburg High School easily whipped Rock Island High last night in

1957 -- 50 years ago
An East Moline woman, Mrs. Jeanne Wrenn of 720 20th Ave., today was named the Illinois Polio Mother of the Year. The honor was conferred during the annual Rock Island County ''Mother's March Tea'' held at the Butterworth Civic Center in Moline. Mrs. Wrenn was stricken with polio July 14, 1954.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A fire that destroyed an automotive garage near the Rock Island-Moline border early Friday afternoon injured one man and cut off phone service to about 120 customers. The fire, at Gene's Garage at 4522 6th Ave., Rock Island, started from a spark that ignited gasoline from a car that was being repaired for a leaking fuel tank.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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