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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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