Day in history for January 24, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
If no accident occurs, the gas holder will be ready for repair today.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Health Commissioner Craig announced yesterday that he will vaccinate all those unable to pay for it on the recommendation of the aldermen of the different wards.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Trans-Mississippi golf tournament has been awarded to the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club for the coming season, it was announced yesterday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Snarling a warning to their eight remaining foes, Rock Island High cagers last night overpowered East Moline High School, 21-18, for their initial win of the season.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A painting and three drawings by Grant Wood that have never been shown before will be part of the 'Grant Wood and the American Scene' exhibit at the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery, Feb. 3-24.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A fire which damaged the kitchen area of a Carbon Cliff restaurant early Saturday morning is still under investigation. Fire Chief Greg Fellows said the cause of the fire which hit the Flamingo Club at about 2 a.m. Saturday has not been determined. Fellows said the fire apparently started in the restaurant's kitchen, and smoke and fire damage was limited to that area. Damage has been estimated at $8,000 to $10,000.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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