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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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