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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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