Day in history for January 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Friday morning the alarm of fire was given. It was soon ascertained to be in Davenport. It was a block of buildings on Third Street containing seven tenements, four of which were consumed.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Teachers are sending notices to parents to the effect that unless each child takes a vaccination certificate to school this week such child will be excluded from school privileges.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The first substantial snowfall this year occurred last night and the ground for the first time took on a usual winter appearance.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Norman A. Luce, 42 years old, recently convicted of a second-degree murder charge in connection with the killing of Ethel Collicott, Davenport used car dealer, in a holdup March 18, 1924, was sentenced to a term not exceeding 20 years.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The bank clock for 43 years, a familiar and dependable landmark in downtown Geneseo, was lowered from the former Farmers National Bank building yesterday and is scheduled to be junked. The clock was put up in 1913 when the bank building was remodeled and was operated by a mechanism inside the building.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The housekeeper for U.S. Rep. Jim Leach, R-Davenport, foiled an apparent burglary attempt at the congressman's home Monday morning.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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