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: 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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