Day in history for January 14, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Ayers American Almanac is now ready for delivery at Himes And Clippingers. All who want it can obtain it free of charge.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Every team owner should see to it at once that horses are shod sharply in order that they might have a decent footing on the ice highways of Rock Island County.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Sam Ryerson was elected president of the Third Ward Republican Club last night at the Turner Hall.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Lee J. Dougherty of Davenport, president and manager of the Guaranty Life Insurance Co. and director of the United States Chamber of Commerce, will be the speaker at the second annual civic banquet of the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce at the Fort Armstrong.

1958 -- 50 years ago
John H. DeYoung, president of the Tri-City Federation of Labor and editor of the Tri-City Labor Review, plans to go into retirement after more than a half century in the labor movement. Mrs. DeYoung has been the Review's associate editor. The DeYoung's will make their home near Camdenton, Mo., after Jan. 24.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Davenport police have received about 60 reports of car windows being shot over the last two days. The shootings, most from a pellet gun have taken place on the west side and appear to be random.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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