Day in history for December 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The sum of $100 has been offered for the apprehension of the incendiary who caused the late destructive fire in Moline.

1882 -- 125 years ago
George J. M. Colburn, a fireman on the C.R. I. And P. railroad, sprained his ankle seriously while getting down from his engine.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Buzzers club will entertain its friends at a dance this evening at the Harms hotel. A dinner will precede the dancing.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The construction of a new 81 foot silo type elevator to replace the wooden structure destroyed by fire last fall has been completed by the Taylor Ridge Elevator company. The new elevator is concrete and is a 4-section structure having a capacity of 10,000 bushels.

1957 -- 50 years ago
An order to prepare plans and specifications for use by contractors in submitting bids on the planned fire station for Colona Rd. is expected to be issued this week.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Craig Kolb's class in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) paid off in only 23 days. Kolb, a volunteer firefighter with the Coyne Center Fire Department, saved eight month old Ryan Egan Tuesday night. Mrs. Egan said Ryan has been running a fever from a respiratory infection. Just before 11 p.m., he went into a seizure and convulsions from the high fever.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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