Day in history for January 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The fresh halibut served up for dinner yesterday at the Island City restaurant was a luxury.

1882 -- 125 years ago
F.H. Guyer was chosen president of the Rock Island Athletic Assn. at a special meeting of the organization last night. T.H. Thomas was named vice president.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island Elks approved plans last night for the erection of a building at 1st Ave. and 18th St. near the Peter Fries estate.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Under a ruling by Attorney General Oscar E. Carlstrom in Springfield today, Rock Island's primary election must be held March 8 and not March 1 as has been planned.

1957 -- 50 years ago
One of America's leading singers of country and western tunes today was announced as an extra attraction for the closing day of the 1957 Quad-City Autorama tomorrow at the Rock Island Armory. Johnny Cash, whose recordings are among the leaders in the national popularity polls, has been booked for three performances Sunday.

1982 -- 25 years ago
This week crews began installing a $1.25 million warning system to be used to notify nearby residents in case of an emergency at the Quad-Cities Nuclear Power Station north of Cordova. The system is scheduled to be fully installed and tested by Feb. 1, a deadline set by the Nuclear Regularity Commission.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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