Day in history for January 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We are under obligation to the Honorable Henry G. Little, member of the Legislature from this district, for an official copy of Gov. Matteson's message.

1882 -- 125 years ago
M.M. Corbett spoke at a meeting of the Rock Island branch of the Land League on the Irish land question and a large audience heard the address.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The torrential rain which flooded Rock Island today was accompanied by a freak thunderstorm.

1932 -- 75 years ago
John H. Hauberg yesterday was named chairman of the board of the new Rock Island Bank And Trust Co.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-Cities most distinguished visitor from England was like an old shoe, comfortable and just good to have around. Lord Clement R. Attlee, former prime minister of England, whose plane was forced to land at the Quad-City Airport because of the snow, was affable, cheerful, cooperative and responsive.

1982 -- 25 years ago
If you want a bargain in continuing education, this may well be the biggest opportunity you'll get. Registration for CommUniversity, an ecumenical continuing education program in its third year at St. Ambrose College, has already begun. Classes in categories of theology and church life, personal growth and development, humanities and the arts and public affairs cost only $6.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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