Day in history for January 10, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Attention is directed to the advertisement of Dr. Fischel, announcing a reduction in his price for dental operation. Also, as justice of the peace, he will be on hand when required.

1883 -- 125 years ago
A resident of 1st Ave. today declared that the mercury reached 28 below, but The Argus insists that 20 below was as cold as it got yesterday.

1908 -- 100 years ago
About 125 couples from the Tri-City area were present at a dance and card party last night sponsored by the Red Men's Club.

1933 -- 75 years ago
For the first time in the history of Rock Island County a lie detector machine was brought into use in the investigation of a crime in the county.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Boxing, a sport which has for sometime been in a deep sleep in the Quad-Cities, makes another comeback attempt on Jan. 23 at the Rock Island Armory. It was announced today that the second annual charity boxing show of B'nai B'rith Lodge no. 1016 of the Tri-cities will be held that night in the armory.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Natural gas prices may be up 25 percent nationally, but the increase in the Quad-Cities has been lower -- about 15 percent. The average Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric residential customer is paying about 15 percent more for natural gas this winter than a year ago.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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