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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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