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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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