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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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