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.

Back: Available days in January 2008



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






(More History)