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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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