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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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