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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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