Day in history for January 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Philharmonic Society of Davenport will give a concert tonight at the Island City Hall. We hope that this concert will stir up the dormant spirit of our own musical society.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The barbers of Rock Island met with the city attorney and asked him to have the ordinance forbidding barbershops to open on Sunday enforced.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Physicians of Rock Island drew up a uniform set of quarantine rules which will be given families hit by scarlet fever.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The policy of giving Rock Island Arsenal all possible preference in Army Ordinance work will be continued regardless of the successor to Col. David M. King, who died earlier this week.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Students, faculty members and school organizations of Rock Island High School have contributed $1,623.67 to the 1957 March of Dimes drive. The amount is the largest ever raised by the school and annual polio drive. Last year, $1,371.14 was contributed.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Bible Missionary Institute, 3501 46th Ave., Rock Island, is launching a $1.5 million expansion program that will permit the college to triple its enrollment by 1986. The 24-year-old institute is operated by the Bible Missionary Church, Denver, Colo.

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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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