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: 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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