Day in history for January 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Argus claims more machine presses than any other office in the city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Collections are brisk at the tax collector's office and Collector Reticker has enlarged his office hours.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. W.C. Bennett was elected president of the Bethany Protective Assn. at the annual meeting of the organization last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Charles W. Fry was reelected president of the Women's Auxiliary of Trinity Episcopal Church yesterday afternoon. Miss Margaret Klotz will be vice president.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Earl H. Hanson, superintendent of Rock Island Public Schools, has been named to a three-year term as a member of the University of Illinois Citizens Committee. The committee is an advisory group, making recommendations relating to welfare of the institution and on matters of general public policy to the president and board of trustees.

1982 -- 25 years ago
U.S. Rep. Tom Railsback, R-Moline, announced a $559,000 federal grant this morning to finance Convocom, a two-way video link between five Illinois colleges. Convocom, the West Central Illinois Educational Telecommunications Corp., is a consortium of Black Hawk College, Sangamon State University, Bradley University, Western Illinois University and Illinois College.

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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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