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: 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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