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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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