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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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