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: 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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