Day in history for January 12, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The parishioners and friends of the Rev. Mr. Goodale are invited to attend a donation party at his home Tuesday evening.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island butchers, who had attempted to close all markets in the city in protest against the new license ordinance, purchased permits when the support of all city butchers was not obtained.

1907 -- 100 years ago
C.M. Bengston was presented with a past masters' jewel by Rock Island Lodge No. 658, Masons.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Alderman A.L. Holtzer, Rock Island, today announced his candidacy for re-election.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Moline Public Schools are experimenting this month with a new report system for parents of kindergarten children. In place of sending written reports to the homes, kindergarten teachers in all grade schools are conducting face-to-face interviews with parents to advise them on how their children are doing.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The sale of Tri-City Food Stores, 754 15th Ave., East Moline, to the former manager of the Moline Jewel Food Store is pending. Tri-City owner George Polios said the store probably will be sold to former Jewel manager Rudy Hoffman of Bettendorf. The sale, if completed, would mark the end of the Polios family's more than 60 years in the local grocery business.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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