Day in history for January 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Friday morning the alarm of fire was given. It was soon ascertained to be in Davenport. It was a block of buildings on Third Street containing seven tenements, four of which were consumed.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Teachers are sending notices to parents to the effect that unless each child takes a vaccination certificate to school this week such child will be excluded from school privileges.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The first substantial snowfall this year occurred last night and the ground for the first time took on a usual winter appearance.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Norman A. Luce, 42 years old, recently convicted of a second-degree murder charge in connection with the killing of Ethel Collicott, Davenport used car dealer, in a holdup March 18, 1924, was sentenced to a term not exceeding 20 years.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The bank clock for 43 years, a familiar and dependable landmark in downtown Geneseo, was lowered from the former Farmers National Bank building yesterday and is scheduled to be junked. The clock was put up in 1913 when the bank building was remodeled and was operated by a mechanism inside the building.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The housekeeper for U.S. Rep. Jim Leach, R-Davenport, foiled an apparent burglary attempt at the congressman's home Monday morning.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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