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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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