Day in history for February 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We learned that a large dry goods store will be opened in Webbers new block April 1. An entirely new stock of goods has been selected expressly for this market.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Fire last night destroyed many hams in the smokehouse at the rear of the Sass Butcher Shop.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Announcement was made today that the King's Daughters circles of Rock Island have leased quarters for a ladies' home and will open the institution early in April.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Decorations for the state convention of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and preparations for the district high school band contest were considered at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce conventions committee.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Damage estimated at $300 was done by vandals to an ashpalt basketball court at Arsenal Courts, Rock Island. A 20=foot ditch was dug in the court, according to Alan Duncan, executive director of the Housing Authority of the city of Rock Island.

1982 -- 25 years ago
About a dozen demonstrators burned tax forms and draft registration documents durning a prayer vigil at the Rock Island Arsenal as part of an Ash Wednesday protest against war and violence in El Salvador and in the United States' building of nuclear weapons.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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