Day in history for February 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Considering the calendar, residents of Rock Island today were considering themselves fortunate. A breeze from the south kept the temperature agreeable.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Plans were made by the Phoenix Hose Co. to award George Alter a medal for his record of being first at the hose house the greatest number of times in the last six months.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A license to incorporate was issued to the Rock Island Tool Co. Incorporators are Frank G. Young, C.J. Larkin and C.E. Shields.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island's division of United States Naval Reserves has prepared for mobilization for war service on two hour's notice in case of emergency, Lt. Karl E. Madden commanding officer, announced today.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island County mothers collected more than $10,000 in their annual Mother's March on Polio. The figure is higher than reported the day after last year's drive and is expected to exceed last year's total of $11,000, when all reports have been received.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Mary Rodewald, division director for science, mathematics and engineering at Black Hawk College, is one of 100 women in management chosen nationwide for a leadership training program sponsored by Maricopa Community Colleges of Phoenix, Ariz.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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