Day in history for January 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Philharmonic Society of Davenport will give a concert tonight at the Island City Hall. We hope that this concert will stir up the dormant spirit of our own musical society.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The barbers of Rock Island met with the city attorney and asked him to have the ordinance forbidding barbershops to open on Sunday enforced.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Physicians of Rock Island drew up a uniform set of quarantine rules which will be given families hit by scarlet fever.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The policy of giving Rock Island Arsenal all possible preference in Army Ordinance work will be continued regardless of the successor to Col. David M. King, who died earlier this week.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Students, faculty members and school organizations of Rock Island High School have contributed $1,623.67 to the 1957 March of Dimes drive. The amount is the largest ever raised by the school and annual polio drive. Last year, $1,371.14 was contributed.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Bible Missionary Institute, 3501 46th Ave., Rock Island, is launching a $1.5 million expansion program that will permit the college to triple its enrollment by 1986. The 24-year-old institute is operated by the Bible Missionary Church, Denver, Colo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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