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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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