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: 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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