Day in history for February 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mrs. Macready will give a dramatic reading this evening at LeClaire Hall. As an actress this lady deserves high praise.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The alarm of fire was caused by the burning of tar on the Star block roof, directly opposite the Harper House.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Plans for the formation of a Citizens Party for the coming city elections were formulated at a meeting of citizens held at the office of H.H. Cleaveland.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Sylvester G. Barnes, 15 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Nickason, 2530 27th St., Rock Island, a ninth-grade pupil at Washington Junior High School, has disappeared from home. He left for school at the customary hour, taking his lunch as he always did, but he failed to show up at school.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Forty-five Hungarian refugees who came to Davenport Saturday are being interviewed for resettlement today in the Chamber of Commerce building. The outward calm of the faces is a contradiction for the stories they have to tell.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island school officials decided Tuesday to try to sell West Campus by turning it over to a local Realtor. The board turned the sale over to a Realtor because no one turned up to bid at an auction of the property Saturday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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