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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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