Day in history for January 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Those who cut holes in the ice, so near the road across the river, do not think, perhaps, that it endangers life. Several men and horses have narrowly escaped while crossing at night.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Arian Singing Society of Rock Island presented its first concert in Turner Hall. A large audience was present.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Athletic Club had completed arrangements whereby Packy McFarland and Steve Kinney will meet in a 15-round bout here about Feb. 10.

1932 -- 75 years ago
When Bradley Tech plays Augustana College's basketball team in the Augie gym tomorrow night, Moline friends of Warren Esterdahl will have an opportunity to see him in action again. Esterdahl, who was captain of the Moline High quintet four years ago, is a senior at Bradley and last fall was captain of the Bradley football eleven.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island's population potential is 100,000 and its conceivable size 27.5 square miles if logical annexation steps and planning tasks are carried out.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Beginning April 1, the Silvis Police Department will dispatch police calls for Carbon Cliff. Silvis City Council members voted Tuesday to have city attorney Graham Lee draft a three-year contract to provide that service.

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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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