Day in history for February 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We have learned that the Rock River is breaking up and it is feared the ice will carry away some of the toll bridges.

1882 -- 125 years ago
It is said that electric lights will be used at the Rodman Rifle Ball tomorrow evening at the Armory.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The bill for a two-cent railroad fare, now pending in the state legislature, is receiving a great deal of support in this vicinity. The bill asks two cents per mile.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Five fiery Rock Island High cagers completely upset predictions by trimming Davenport High's quintet, 14-9, in an exciting game at the Davenport Fieldhouse last night. Quad-City fans now will center their attention on the Rock Island-Moline contest later this week.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island fireman was injured but no fire damage resulted from an overheated salamander at 3:48 this morning in an addition under construction at The Argus building, 1724 4th Ave., Rock Island. Injured but remaining on duty was Capt. Deane V. Campbell who almost fell completely through an opening in the third floor of the new addition.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island grocery and convenience stores will be allowed to sell beer and wine under a proposal the city council will review tonight.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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