Day in history for January 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The lecture committee has announced that they have secured the services of John B. Gough for a lecture Feb. 2.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Fire, thought to have been started by a prisoner caused damage to the Rock Island County jail of almost $10,000 this morning. The prisoners were removed to the Armory.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Gun Club held a 50-bird shoot at the range near the Watch Tower. E.C. Eberhart was high man with a score of 37.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The annual party of the Black Hawk Hiking Club will be held next week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hauberg.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Special services will be held at Central Presbyterian Church at 3 Sunday afternoon for the rededication of the church's totally rebuilt organ. Playing at the rededicatory recital will be Dr. William H. Barnes, former dean of the American Guild of Organists, Illinois Chapter. The recital will consist of 11 selections from nine composers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Three brothers were forced to flee their rural home Sunday night after a chimney on a woodburning stove overheated and ignited the outside wall of their house.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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