Day in history for January 20, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The city of Rock Island gave a majority for Buchanan And Breckinridge, being the first time it ever gave a majority for a Democratic president.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The icemen are making the most of the present cold weather and are gathering in the present crop of ice.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Water, due to melting snow and heavy rains, filled the Coal Valley Mining Company's mine at Cable to a depth of 22 feet. All of the workmen escaped before the mine became flooded.

1932 -- 75 years ago
An explosion of unknown origin wrecked the interior of Steve's Valet Shop, 423 16th St., Moline, causing approximately $800 damage.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Lee F. Tigh, grand monarch of the supreme council of the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, the fun loving unit of all Masonic groups in North America, will make an official visit to Zal Grotto of Moline Feb. 5.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A $141,000 five-year plan to enlarge Sunset Marina by adding 78 dock slips for boats has been recommended to the Rock Island City Council. The council is scheduled to consider Monday the plan proposed in a report by marina manager John Berley, who says the additional boat spaces built in increments over five years could raise $40,000 a year for the facility.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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