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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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