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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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