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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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