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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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