Day in history for February 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A public meeting has been called for tonight by the mayor and city council for the purpose of nominating candidates for municipal offices. This is to be a non-partisan meeting.

1883 -- 125 years ago
M.H. Hatch, W.J. Case, A.D. Hill, Pennie A. Kane and Ellen Philip attended the teachers' institute in Port Byron yesterday.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Capt. Purdy of Chicago, commander of the Illinois Naval Militia, inspected the Rock Island division last evening and reported the unit to be in good condition.

1933 -- 75 years ago
A religious census recently was taken at Rock Island High School. The census was conducted under the auspices of the Rock Island Ministerial Alliance, with the Rev. Rodney F. Cobb, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, chairman.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Damage estimated at $10,000 was caused as a fire occurred in the south Quonset steel warehouse of the Servus Rubber Co. at 12th Avenue and 2nd Street, Rock Island. William Gottlieb, vice president of the firm, said that the figure on the loss was only an estimate since an inventory had not been completed.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Job injuries have fallen 22 percent in Rock Island since an insurance agent told the city that a workers compensation policy covering all employees would cost $270,000 a year.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.

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