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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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