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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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