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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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