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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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