Day in history for January 8, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island city council wants the city limits definitely established. It requests that residents living in what is now known as the disputed territory meet with the council this afternoon.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island city council has voted that cows can no longer be allowed to roam the streets and sidewalks of the city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Railway Co. today announced that the first of 35 new street cars are being built at the Rock Island shops of the company.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Election of officers and a discussion of prohibition were highlights of the meeting of the Tri-City Federation of Labor last night at the Labor Temple. Ben A. Jacobson, Rock Island, was reelected president.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island youth, the first in the Western Illinois area, has been nominated for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. He is Dennis Sears, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Sears, 3203 10th Ave.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Some of Moline's history was crumbling with age. So the city clerk had it laminated. The $1,900 preservation work was done quickly, Jane Lundeen said, because a traveling book binder was in the Quad-Cities, laminating pages and rebinding record books for Rock Island County.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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