Day in history for February 2, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We have been shown a new kind of pen by the manufacturer, S. DeWolf. It is made of copper. DeWolf is in the city and will visit our merchants to solicit orders.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The machinery for the Cable Waterworks was shipped from Lockport, N.Y. yesterday.

1907 -- 100 years ago
James J. Corbett appeared in the ''The Lady and the Burglar'' at the Illinois Theater today.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Major L.H. Campbell Jr., acting commandant of the Rock Island Arsenal, announced today new traffic regulations designed to speed up the passage of motor vehicles through the island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Tom O. (Margaret Roberts) Nobis, Davenport, who has been singing in opera in various cities in Italy as Margherita Roberti, has scored a hit at Massimo Theater, Palermo, Sicily, the largest opera house in Italy. The highlight of her career was the five performances of Verdi's opera ''I Vespri Siciliani.''

1982 -- 25 years ago
Judge David DeDoncker took his wife and children, Tom, a sophomore at Alleman High School; Eileen, a senior in biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa; and John, a senior at Alleman High School, and a friend of the family, Tim McClean of Moline, to Innsbruck, Austria, to ski over the winter holidays.

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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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