Day in history for January 6, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Charley Tanner is selling oysters at 40 cents for the small can and 80 cents for the large can.

1883 -- 125 years ago
By hitching two horses to each car yesterday, street car service between Rock Island and Moline was kept open, although somewhat irregular.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Stove and Rock Island Plow Companies resumed operations this morning after a brief shutdown over the holidays, putting 300 men back to work. Propects are that both concerns will run at capacity from now on.

1933 -- 75 years ago
A taxpayer's organization to be known as the Rock Island Better Government Bureau was organized at a meeting of 43 persons last night in Rock Island.

1958 -- 50 years ago
In commemoraton of the 75th anniversary of Modern Woodmen, a historical mural was dedicated this morning in the home office of the fraternal group in Rock Island. The event marked the beginning of the diamond anniversary celebration.

1983 -- 25 years ago
After weeks of deliberation, the task force studying the future of Moline schools is recommending the school board close Coolidge Junior High School. The panel, acting on the 50th anniversary of the death of Calvin Coolidge, also agreed to recommend that ninth grade students attend the high school beginning next year.

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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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