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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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