Day in history for January 4, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
William Shearer, township tax collector, has commenced collections, according to the new township organization. His office is in the county jail over the circuit clerk's office.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The warm current in the river near the Rock Island shore has again played havoc with the ice bridge and another connection will have to be constructed soon.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Dow Vandine, vetern third baseman on the Rock Island baseball team, has been traded to Dubuque for cash consideration.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Mississippi Valley Baseball League, holding it annual meeting today at the Fort Armstrong Hotel, voted to change its classification from D to B and at the same time fixed the monthly salary limit at $1,900, including the manager.

1958 -- 50 years ago
A large group of men representing Rock Island County, area conservation clubs and the Illinois Conservation Department this afternoon inspected two sites for a proposed lake at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve, west of Andalusia. A planning conference is set for 7:30 Tuesday night at the courthouse.

1983 -- 25 years ago
More than a thousand people mobbed motel lobbies in Geneseo, Moline and Davenport this morning to apply for a couple of hundred jobs available at a Joslin beef-packing plant.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.

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