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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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