Day in history for January 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Can Rose Clark be equal to Ruth Hall? Is it possible that Fanny Fern could have written another book as good as her last work? The book now is on sale in Rock Island stores.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The ferry was reported as having great difficulty in crossing the river because of floating ice yesterday.

1907 -- 100 years ago
New Year's resolutions failed to affect the liquor business, Rock Island saloon keepers reported.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The fourth annual contest of young artists sponsored by the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra Assn. will be held Jan. 30, John W. Casto, Rock Island, chairman of the contest committee, announced yesterday.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A portable typewriter, clothing and jewelry, valued in excess of $200, represent a partial list of items reported taken in a burglary during the Christmas holiday at West Hall, a girls dormitory of Augustana College at 731 35th St., Rock Island.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Jane Johnson of Moline enlisted in the Air Force and expected to have a normal stint. Instead, she ended up in an entertainment troupe. The troupe does a Las Vegas style revue show. They travel all over the country and play officers' clubs and non-commissioned officers' clubs. The purpose is to raise morale and to aid in recruitment.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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