Day in history for January 11, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Odd Fellows of Rock Island are making preparations for a ball and other entertainment tomorrow night.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Secretary of War today gave permission to the Davenport, Rock Island and Moline street car company to construct a double-track railway on the government bridge between Davenport and Rock Island.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Revival meetings at Memorial Christian Church continue to show a good deal of interest.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Kirk Journy, 1700 26th St., Rock Island, was appointed managing secretary of the Quad-City Association of Milk Dealers to succeed E. Gilbert Kolls of Rock Island yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the board of directors.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The barking of her dog was credited today with saving the life of Mrs. Henry Bender whose house on U.S. 6 about three miles east of Quad-City Airport was gutted by fire this morning. The dog, Spike, a large hunting dog, jumped on Mrs. Bender's bed, and she and the dog fled as the blaze leaped out of control.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Parents of United Township High School students may be able to ask that their children stay on campus during lunch hours next year. That's one of the alternatives the school board is considering to its 12-year-old open campus lunch policy.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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