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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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