Day in history for January 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Himes and Clippinger is offering for sale 300 pounds of bees wax and 700 bushels of Pennsylvania hair plastering.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Iowa corn continues to find a steady and well paying market in Rock Island County and the bridge carries a steady stream of farmers to the city.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Forty-one pupils of the Rock Island elementary grades will graduate at the end of this week.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Former Alderman George E. Bartholomew today announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for mayor of Rock Island. The primaries will be held March 14. Judge Ben D. Farrar was reelected president of the Rock Island Rod and Reel Club at last night's annual meeting.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Deere And Co. will add a new member to its Quad-City family when the new East Moline Parts Depot begins operations at 8 Monday morning.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Thomas G. Getz, president of Moline Forge Co., has been elected president of the Illowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The council represents 300 organizations in an 8 county area in Illinois and Iowa serving over 3,000 adult volunteers and about 9,000 youth members. Getz is a former Bettendorf city treasurer and Augustana College board member and has been acrive in a wide range of community actitives.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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