Day in history for February 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
All the New York papers may be found at Porter's.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A heavy snow covered Rock Island last night and is seriously interfering with the operation of the street cars.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Press Club planned last night to invite William Howard Taft, secretary of war, to address the club in June. He will be commencement speaker at the University of Iowa that month.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island next week will join the nationwide campaign against the hoarding of badly needed dollars.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Silvis-East Moline Amvets will participate in a mass inoculation of Salk vaccine for polio at 7 Monday night in the club rooms and Commander Robert Weinert urged members take part.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Thirty-nine young musicians from the Tri-City Youth Symphony Orchestra have been selected through rigorous auditions to travel to West Germany for a three week performance-cultural exchange tour in mid June. This ambitious project is a first of its kind for the Youth Orchestra. It also will mark one of the few times an American Youth Orchestra has traveled abroad. Total cost of the trip is expected to exceed $40,000. James Dixon is conductor of the Youth Orchestra.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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