Day in history for January 31, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Horace Greeley, who is to lecture in Davenport, arrived last night from Chicago. He spent the night at the Island City Hotel.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Captain T.J. Robinson will leave for Washington, D.C. at an early date.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic served a dinner at the Memorial Hall yesterday which turned out to be a financial success.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The complete program for the annual YWCA meeting tomorrow was announced recently by Miss Lulu B. Cochrane, general secretary.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Moline girl, who doesn't take home economics classes, doesn't know how to sew and has baked a cake only once, has been notified that she placed first in a homemaker test at Alleman High School. Nancy Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hughes, 1210 11th St., Moline, said, ''I don't know how I could win first place, I don't believe it.''

1982 -- 25 years ago
You can't blame the Spring Hill Rabbi's of Erie Bowl if they want to make Dino Adamson, 20, of Erie, a permanent team member. Adamson bowled a 300 game, the first of his career, while subbing in the Tuesday night church league. Adamson's perfect game is only the second perfect game in the 21-year history of Erie Bowl.

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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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