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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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