Day in history for February 24, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Immediately after morning service at The Second Baptist Church the audience repaired to the river, just opposite Allings lumber yard, where a passage to the ice had been prepared. Seven ladies and nine gentlemen were baptized.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The quarantine against the village of Cable, which has been in effect several weeks because of smallpox, was raised by the surrounding villages.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Four new street cars, which will have a seating capacity of 32 passengers, are being completed rapidly by the Tri-City Railway company, and will be placed in service next month.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Jeanette Schutter, a 15-year-old pianist and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schutter of Bettendorf, is to appear as guest soloist with the Tri-City Civic Orchestra at the Moline Field House.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Officers and representatives of four Rock River boat clubs discussed courses of action leading to making the river navigable from the Sears dam at Rock Island to the Sterling dam. Clubs meeting were at the Prophetstown and Erie boat clubs, the Shady Beach Club and Blackhawk Boat Club.

1982 -- 25 years ago
WHBF Channel 4 news director Kenneth Keller, Rock Island, was elected vice president and president-elect of the Illinois AP Broadcasters Association.

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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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