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 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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