Day in history for January 31, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Horace Greeley, who is to lecture in Davenport, arrived last night from Chicago. He spent the night at the Island City Hotel.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Captain T.J. Robinson will leave for Washington, D.C. at an early date.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic served a dinner at the Memorial Hall yesterday which turned out to be a financial success.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The complete program for the annual YWCA meeting tomorrow was announced recently by Miss Lulu B. Cochrane, general secretary.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Moline girl, who doesn't take home economics classes, doesn't know how to sew and has baked a cake only once, has been notified that she placed first in a homemaker test at Alleman High School. Nancy Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hughes, 1210 11th St., Moline, said, ''I don't know how I could win first place, I don't believe it.''

1982 -- 25 years ago
You can't blame the Spring Hill Rabbi's of Erie Bowl if they want to make Dino Adamson, 20, of Erie, a permanent team member. Adamson bowled a 300 game, the first of his career, while subbing in the Tuesday night church league. Adamson's perfect game is only the second perfect game in the 21-year history of Erie Bowl.

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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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