Day in history for February 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We should take it as a favor if our friends in the various villages and townships would occasionally write us letters for publication giving the news of whatever may occur in their communities.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A large number of movers passed west yesterday, and several bluebirds were seen in the city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
J.T. Marron was installed as grand knight of Alloueuz Council of the Knights of Columbus last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Harry H. Cleaveland of Rock Island, director of the Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings, today became of candidate for delegate to the Republican National Convention.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Three Rock Island men, who on Dec. 16 toiled for three hours to save a stranded dog from the icy water of Rock River, were named today as recipients of awards from the American Humane Assn. The men are Billy D. Nixon, Edward Wozniak and LeRoy H. Niner.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Three Rock Island County Schools have registered to Jump Rope for Heart, a national event sponsored by the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation for benefit of the Heart Association. Schools registered include Augustana College, Rockridge High School and Rockridge Junior High.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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