Day in history for February 12, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
It seems to us that the city should provide night watchmen. When we first came to town we used to be awakened by ``12 o'clock and all's well.'' Now it's ``12 o'clock and someone's getting a banged up nose.''

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Handel Society of Augustana College has in preparation the oratorio of the Messiah and expect to have it ready in about two weeks.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Miss Albert Gallatin appeared in ``Dorothy Vernon of Hadden Hall'' at the Illinois Theater last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Hundreds of flags were unfurled in the Quad-Cities today in honor of the 123rd anniversary of Lincoln's birth.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Vandals caused considerable damage at the site of the new Moline High School building, 24th Ave. and 36th St., according to a complaint filed by officials of Tunnicliff Construction Co.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Betty Lou Thompson of 5005 44th Ave., Moline, was one of the people scheduled to place wreaths at the Lincoln Memorial in Springfield today as part of the 48th annual National American Legion Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln. Other officials laying wreaths during the ceremony were Gov. James Thompson, Sen. Charles Percy and National American Legion officers.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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