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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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