Day in history for January 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The lecture committee has announced that they have secured the services of John B. Gough for a lecture Feb. 2.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Fire, thought to have been started by a prisoner caused damage to the Rock Island County jail of almost $10,000 this morning. The prisoners were removed to the Armory.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Gun Club held a 50-bird shoot at the range near the Watch Tower. E.C. Eberhart was high man with a score of 37.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The annual party of the Black Hawk Hiking Club will be held next week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hauberg.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Special services will be held at Central Presbyterian Church at 3 Sunday afternoon for the rededication of the church's totally rebuilt organ. Playing at the rededicatory recital will be Dr. William H. Barnes, former dean of the American Guild of Organists, Illinois Chapter. The recital will consist of 11 selections from nine composers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Three brothers were forced to flee their rural home Sunday night after a chimney on a woodburning stove overheated and ignited the outside wall of their house.

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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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