Day in history for January 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The weather turned bad again Tuesday and more than six inches of snow had fallen in Rock Island. It is a wonder that some persons are able to get about as they do with the streets still covered with the snow.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The total tax receipts for six weeks comes to only $5,200. Delinquents seem to have forgotten the location of the collector's office.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Ministerial Association will meet Monday at the Rock Island YMCA. Moline and Davenport pastors have been invited to attend.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Harold A. Kleinman, Moline, engineer of the People Power Co., spoke to the Rock Island Rotary Club yesterday on the advantages to be found from the installation of natural gas in lieu of manufactured gas.

1958 -- 50 years ago
John Merrill of Cleveland, a sophomore student at Geneseo High School, looks back on a long career as an Argus carrier salesman, a record surpassed by only one other Argus newsboy. He has now 'retired' after delivering papers six years and nine months.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Telephone service to the Rock Island County courthouse, county building and sheriff's department was interrupted at about 9:30 this morning and county officials were trying to determine the cause early this afternoon.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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