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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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