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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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