Day in history for January 28, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
It's none of our business, but it seems rather mean to purloin coal from a pile that doesn't belong to you, especially in such cold weather, and that too, from milliners.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Jacob Gross was appointed chairman of the arrangements for the second annual ball of the Rock Island Iron Molders' Union on Feb. 22.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Postmasters of the Tri-Cities plan to confer with officials of the street car company regarding free transportation for carriers on duty.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Plans for establishing a psychiatric school of nursing at the East Moline State Hospital are nearing completion and it is possible that the school will be ready to open about Feb. 1.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Failure of a nose wheel landing gear to fully extend caused a minor landing mishap at the Quad-City Airport about 1 yesterday afternoon. A large crowd of spectators at the airport viewed the landing.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline's Crime Stoppers telephone has been ringing, even though the program hasn't officially started, said Det. Jim Williams, Crime Stoppers coordinator. Crime Stoppers is an informant program designed to give the police leads on perplexing crimes. Witnesses and those who might have knowledge about a crime are urged to call a special number.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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