Day in history for February 21, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We met a friend the other day whose hair was standing up like bristles, dry and frosty. We recommended that he use Wood's Hair Restorative. He now has a fine, glossy crop, equal to the very best.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Alice and Louis Harrison, with their popular coterie, will present their famous comedy, 'Photos,' tomorrow night at Harper's Theater.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Freeport High School won the decision in the dual debate with Rock Island High School last night at Freeport.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Argus reported today that Sir Malcolm Campbell, famous British race car driver, yesterday cracked the world's automobile speed record by averaging 272.108 in two runs over a measured mile course.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Deere And Co, building plans for 1958, including expenditure of an estimated $3 million for new manufacturing, storage and power facilities on 3rd Avenue between John Deere Wagon Works No. 1 and Planter Works.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The 1955 LeFrance fire truck joined the Rock Island Fire Department about the same time Richard Miers did. But 28 years have gone by and fire engines improved. The old engine was one of five city trucks and graders sold at city hall. The truck went for $3,500 to the First National Bank of the Quad cities.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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