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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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