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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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