Day in history for January 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The gas will soon be on hand, judging from the awful smell in our office yesterday.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Charles Winter addressed members of the Rock Island Land League at a meeting held in Norris Hall.

1907 -- 100 years ago
McKinley Day was observed in Rock Island with many wearing the carnation, favored flower of the martyred president.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Another search on ''Alcohol Island,'' near Lock 31 on Hennepin Canal west of Milan, revealed two 5,000 gallon vats and other liquid distilling apparatus.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Remodeling of the Telco Building, 18th St. at 3rd Ave. in downtown Rock Island, and the home of WHBF radio and television will be undertaken immediately, according to a joint announcement made today by Ben H. Potter, president, and Leslie C. Johnson, vice president and general manager of the Rock Island Broadcasting Co. The work will entail an expenditure in excess of $150,000.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Look out, William Teller and Cap'n Matt, Harvey Wallbanker is coming to town. Harvey Wallbanker is the name First National Bank of Moline has chosen for three automated teller machines it plans to install in the city. The machines will allow the bank to compete against other banks that have installed similar machines.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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