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: 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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