Day in history for January 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
All interested persons are asked to meet at the mayor's office this evening to take into consideration the propriety of having a special school law for the regulation and government of schools in the township.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A song service was held at the First Methodist Church yesterday under the direction of E.w. Spencer.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Jack Tighe of Norwich, Conn., was signed as manager of the Rock Island Baseball Club in the Three-I League.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Radio earphone headsets are needed for the Rock Island County Tuberculosis Sanatorium. Radio entertainment plays an important part in the life of the shut-ins.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Last night's snow storm might have provided a legitimate excuse but not a single one of the 19 students ''enrolled'' in the Rock Island Driver Improvement School failed to report for class at Rock Island Senior High School.

1982 -- 25 years ago
''The Meeting Place,'' an outdoor sculpture by Gene Horvath, will be dedicated at 3 p.m. today at the Augustana College Center, 7th Ave. and 38th St., Rock Island. ''The Meeting Place'' is a gift of the Richard A. Welch Endowment for the Arts and Mrs. Welch to Augustana College and is located on the hillside overlooking the south patio of the College Center.

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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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