Day in history for January 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
On Tuesday evening about 11 p.m. a bright light was seen in the direction of Moline and some of our citizens got teams and hastened to the spot. A fire destroyed the tub and pail factory there.

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

1907 -- 100 years ago
F.T. Myers was reelected president of the Rock Island Businessmen's Assn.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A school of advertising and selling, together with a community survey of public opinion with regard to Rock Island stores, will be conducted in Rock Island next week.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Davenport police were called to the WOC studios late yesterday in a report that a bomb was hidden in the buildings. The report was attributed to the same person who Sunday called the Capitol Theater on a false bomb warning which resulted in the theater being emptied while officers made a search.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The ultra-sonic scan of the leaky pipe at the Cordova Nuclear Generating Station in Cordova shows a crack 1.5 inches long that was confined to one pipe. Nick Chrissotimos, senior resident inspector for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the unit has been shut down because of the leaky pipe and should be ready to operate by Jan. 31.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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