Day in history for February 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A company of well-known performers are holding forth at Island City Hall. The entertainment consists of some very laughable farces.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The work of repairing the outside of Central Presbyterian Church will begin soon.

1908 -- 100 years ago
A meeting of launch- and pleasure-craft owners will be held Feb. 27 for the purpose of forming a club. The meeting will be at the public library.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Autos of 31 spectators at the United Township-Rock Island basketball game in East Moline last night were taged by police on improper parking charges. Majority of the cars were parked in such a position that it would be impossible for a fire engine to travel through the area.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A year of testing and study has yielded a three volume, 5-inch thick report which tells Milan officials where and how stormwater is infiltrating their sewer system. Repairing those leaks may cost about $225,000 although no definite repair estimate is yet ready. Leaking manhole covers are the major culprit.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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