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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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