Day in history for February 19, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The constitution and by-laws of the Board of Trade were adopted at a recent meeting. Charles Leslie is president and J.M. Dalzell is vice president.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The saw mills in this vicinity are preparing to start up early this season.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Captain Walter Blair, manager of the Carnival City Packet Co., announced that the packet season will open as soon as the danger of a severe freeze is past.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A testimonial to the life and work of the late Judge John W. Spencer, donor of Spencer Square to the city of Rock Island for park purposes in 1855, will be held tomorrow by the Rock Island County Pioneer and Old Settler's Assn.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Walter A. Rosenfield of Rock Island holds the title of ''Mr. Rock Island'' today as result of city council action last night. Mr. Rosenfield, long time civic leader, two-term mayor of Rock Island and former director of the Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings, will be honored tomorrow at the first of a series of Brotherhood Week dinners planned in the county.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A force of auxiliary police officers descended upon Rock Island streets Thursday night and wrote 115 tickets to city residents who neglected to purchase wheel tax stickers.

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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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