Day in history for February 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
From 10,000 to 20,000 bushels of shelled corn is wanted at the Rock Island Distillery. John Warner will pay 36 cents per bushel.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Last night, a conductor of a westbound Rock Island Lines train discoverd four ties had been placed on the track a short distance from Davenport to wreck the freight. Train robbers were suspected.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. F.H. Kann was elected president of the Bethany Home Sewing Circle at the annual meeting this afternoon at the home of Mrs. J.W. Quinlan.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Colonel Herman W. Schull is expected to arrive in Rock Island next week to assume commmand of the Rock Island Arsenal.

1957 -- 50 years ago
East Moline councilmen last night adopted ordinances regulating size of price signs at gas stations, plumbing fees and curbing cut charges. The new gas sign ordinance would limit the exhibition of gas prices to the pumps and would set up fines of $10 to $200 for violation.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The second annual Quad-Cities Armwrestling Classic tournament will be held Saturday at Northpark Mall in Davenport. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with the first competition beginning at 1 p.m. There will be action in five men's and two women's weight divisions.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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