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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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