Day in history for February 14, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We understand that a number of young ladies and gentlemen are making preparations to give an entertainment at the Island City Hall for the benefit of the poor.

1883 -- 125 years ago
A blizzard kept the attendance at the Rock Island public schools down to a low number today.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The new industrial store of the Salvation Army at 14th Street and 2nd Avenue was opened this morning.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Announcement was made today of a plan for reopening the State Bank of Rock Island under waiver agreements which are to be sought from depositors by a citizens and depositors committee. In substance, the plan calls for unconditional waiver of 25 percent of all money deposited.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Plans for a boat-launching site at the foot of East Moline's 7th Street received additional support at a meeting of the Izaak Walton League. Preliminary work in gaining land rights and clearing the site started several months ago.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Martin Clinical Laboratory, Moline, is merging with a Springfield-based firm and will be moved and expanded. Dr. Lowell Martin, who has operated the lab for 31 years, will stay on as consulting director. Bio-Diagnostic Medical Laboratories is one of the first tenants of Stephens Park Center, a new medical building.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.

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