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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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