Day in history for February 8, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mary Howitt, the poetess, has been writing a ''History of the United States.''

1882 -- 125 years ago
Adolphi Dunlap was elected president of the Old Settlers Assn. at a meeting held yesterday at Justice Cropper's office.

1907 -- 100 years ago
An increase amounting to about $10 a month will be given firemen and policemen of Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Two Rock Islanders are among the five champions who will defend their titles in the third annual Golden Gloves boxing tournament, opening tomorrow night in Davenport. The two are Johnny Baltzer, flyweight, and Quinn McCann, bantamweight.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Vernon W. Spencer has been named chairman for the 1957 Geneseo Red Cross fund-raising campaign, according to James R. Hutchinson, chairman of the Geneseo Branch of the Henry County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Preliminary planning for the drive, which will take place next month, is under way.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Coal Valley State Bank will get a name change to Valley Bank to go along with major building improvements which will be completed this spring. The name change was approved Monday at the bank's annual stockholders meeting. The move into Green Valley Plaza in Moline sparked discussions of a name change.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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