Day in history for February 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We wish the persons who are indebted to us would call at the office and settle.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The 17th anual festival of the Old Settlers Assn. of Rock Island County was held last night and was a success in every way.

1907 -- 100 years ago
James McNamara was nominated as candidate for mayor of Rock Island at a meeting last night of the Citizens Non-Partisan Assn.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Judge Nels A. Larson of the circuit court made a plea for a return to a belief in the old-fashioned virtues of honesty, civic and personal righteousness in an address before members of the Rock Island Rotary Club. The opinion also was expressed that, with all our resources, we are in no danger of invasion by a foreign foe.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Opposition was growing in Davenport today to a bill introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives which would prohibit the sale of beer by grocery and other retail stores for consumption off the premises. The bill would limit the sale to taverns only.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Two 15-year-old Bettendorf boys were charged with disorderly conduct after they were rescued from a free floating chunk of ice on the Mississippi River, Davenport police said. The two were stranded about 70 feet from shore near East River Drive and Forest Road.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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