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: 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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