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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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