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: 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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