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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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