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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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