Day in history for January 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We visited the gas works yesterday and found that the great obstacle in the way of repair of the gas holder is to raise it from its present position so that the leak can be found.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Argus quoted the price of April wheat at $1.38 on the Chicago grain market.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Commandant S.E. Blunt of Rock Island Arsenal has sent out advertisements for bids for the new bridge across Sylvan Slough at 24th Street.

1932 -- 75 years ago
''Educate Yourself'' will be the subject of the lecture by Rabbi David Graubart at the Beth Israel Synagogue tomorrow night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Police today were continuing an investigation into a bomb scare Sunday night at the Capitol Theater following a telephone warning to the theater shortly before 9 p.m. The ticket office received a warning from a mild mannered voice which said, ''Listen carefully, there is a bomb in the theater.''

1982 -- 25 years ago
Area teenagers who want to drive before they're 18 years old are going to have to pay more for the privilege. The legislature boosted the driver's license learner's permit fee from $8 to $20 effective Jan. 1 in an effort to raise more money to keep the program alive, but it still won't cover all the local costs, school officials said today.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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