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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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