Day in history for February 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mrs. Macready will speak to members of the Rock Island Literary Club. A fine program is in preparation.

1882 -- 125 years ago
No public celebration was held here today in honor of Washington's birthday, but the schools, courts and banks all were closed.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A team hitched to an oil wagon became frightened at a train this morning at the 19th St. crossing and ran down the tracks about six blocks before being caught.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Carl H. Sandgren, senior student at the Augustana Theological Seminary and student pastor of the First Lutheran Church of Rock Island, has accepted the call to that church.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Dr. Harold Goldstein, head librarian of the Davenport Public Library, told the Junior Chamber of Commerce that additional funds are needed to bring the library up to par with other Iowa cities. Goldstein stressed the need for a film and lending service, a bookmobile and a revamped children's section.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A dozen windows of cars, homes and a business were broken over the weekend in a rash of vandalism in the West End and southeast sector of Rock Island. Most of the windows appeared to have been broken by shots fired from a pellet gun or rocks, according to police reports.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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