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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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