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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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