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: 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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