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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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