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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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