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 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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