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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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