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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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