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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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