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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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