Day in history for February 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There now being gas in the city, the evening service in the Second Presbyterian Church will be resumed next Sunday. The Rev. William H. Spencer of Philadelphia has accepted the call to the church and will preach on the Sabbath.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Volk Co., the successful bidders for repairing the jail building, had a force of men at work on the roof tearing off the tin covering and preparing for the new roof.

1907 -- 100 years ago
County Clerk H.B. Hubbard returned home from Chicago. He attended the automobile show there.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island County will be provided with machinery for a $200,000 relief fund under the relief bills passed by the Senate in Springfield.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Medical science has saved the fingers and thumb on the left hand of Zelma Williams, 14, daughter of Mrs. Pearl Williams, Moline. Zelma's left hand fingers and thumb were frozen Jan. 30, while she was walking to John Deere Junior High School in sub-zero weather.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Work is progressing in doubling the size of the Coal Valley State Bank. The bank will have close to 6,000 square feet of floor space when the expansion project is completed this spring. The expansion is the first major work at the bank since it opened in 1971.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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