Day in history for February 14, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We were promised a telegraphic report the other day, but none came. We certainly are penned in on all sides. There is no news of any kind from any source.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The 17 prisoners confined in the county jail now are held at the Armory while the jail roof is undergoing repairs.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Five candidates, R.W. Olmsted, F.H. Kelly, J. F. Murphy, M.E. Sweeney, all of Rock Island, and W.J. Entrikin, Moline, have entered the contest for the office of county judge.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Blair Johnson of Rock Island has been appointed an ensign in the engineer section of the Rock Island Navel Reserves.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The marriage license business fell to zero this Valentine's Day morning at the Rock Island County courthouse, after a spurt of applications yesterday. Ten licenses were issued yesterday, compared to an average Wednesday's quota of two or three.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Linda Harrington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Harrington, 3500 27th Ave. Court, Moline, was crowned Miss Blackhawk Valley of 1982 Saturday at Augustana College, Rock Island. She was one of 13 contestants in the pageant. Harrington is a sophomore at Bradley University in Peoria, majoring in elementary education.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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