Day in history for January 13, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We are at present engaged in making out bills up to the first of February against all persons who are indebted to us. They are generally small.

1883 -- 125 years ago
President Arthur has just sent to Congress a communication from the Secretary of War which recommends an additional appropriation of $20,000 for completing the water power canal at the Rock Island Arsenal.

1908 -- 100 years ago
An ordinance providing for a vote on a $1,000 license fee for saloons was brought up in the City Council last night and defeated by a 10-4 majority.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Carl H. Gamble, manager of the John Deere Spreader Works, Moline, was elected president of the Short Hills Country Club at the annual meeting of the board of directors yesterday afternoon.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Board of directors of St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 18th Ave., East Moline, met yesterday afternoon and approved a $6,299 remodeling program, according to an announcement today by Ted Bagatelas, building chairman.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Job security, excellent benefits and high wages acted as a magnet Tuesday and Wednesday attracting about 700 job seekers to the Cambridge Community Hall to take the U.S. Postal Service's clerk and carrier examination.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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