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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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