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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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