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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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