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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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