Day in history for January 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We regret to hear that Mr. VanBuskirk, conductor on the C. And R.I. Railroad, while on a trip to the east, was injured in the head by coming in contact with a bridge near Toledo.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A military ball was planned at a meeting of the Rodman Rifles. The ball will be given on Feb. 22.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School's basketball team lost its first game of the season to the YMCA Tigers by a score of 50 to 28.

1932 -- 75 years ago
An average gain of two-and-a-half pounds in weight was reported by Mrs. Kate M. Lowry, school nurse, for the 261 undernourished boys and girls of the Rock Island public school system, who are being provided with milk free through a fund raised by the Rock Island Junior Chamber of Commerce.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Police early today rushed to the railroad tracks at West 4th and Division streets, Davenport, on report a car was stalled on the main line. Upon arriving officers found the driver sleeping off a few beers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's 78-year-old Rock Island Lines depot may get a new lease on life if a suggestion by Illinois Office of Tourism officials becomes reality. The depot has been suggested as a possible site for a visitor center along the Great River Road.

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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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