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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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