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 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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