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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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