Day in history for January 11, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Dr. Ryland returned from St. Louis yesterday to resume the practice of his profession with Dr. Cady.

1882 -- 125 years ago
F.C.A. Denkmann was chosen president and Frederick Weyerhaeuser, vice president of the Rock Island Lumber Co. at the annual meeting of stockholders.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Josephine and Nellie Dower entertained a number of their friends last evening at their home in Rock Island. Games and music were the diversions of the evening.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Radio station WHBF will open broadcasting in its new headquarters at the Harms Hotel. Mayor Chester Thompson will officially open the program.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Three dynamite blasts shook the East Moline waterfront yesterday afternoon but reports of shocks came from miles around. The blasting of the rock bed in the river bottom was planned to prepare for placement of a huge water inlet line for the new East Moline water filtration system.

1982 -- 25 years ago
While city dwellers fretted about how to start their cars during the record weekend cold snap, farmers had headaches worrying about how to feed their livestock and keep them out of harm's way. As the wind chill factor slid to 80 degrees below zero Saturday and Sunday, snow drifted across farm lanes and gateways into the fields.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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