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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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