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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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