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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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