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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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