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: 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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