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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