Day in history for January 15, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- Dillenburg's is selling out his entire stock of ready-made clothing at cost.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- The coinage of a new nickel was authorized today. It will be a little larger than the present coin and will have a female head on the face and a wreath and Roman numeral on the reverse side.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- The Three-1 league pennant for the 1908 championship won by Rock Island arrived in the city today. It is 25 feet long and 13 feet wide.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Tossing in baskets at a break-neck speed, Coach Art Swedberg's Augustana College cagers registered a conference victory last night when they plastered Eureka, 47-33, on the Augie Court. About 1,200 persons viewed the game. 'Newts' Schroeder lived up to expectations as he accounted for 17 points. Dick Pearson collected 13 points.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- There's no such thing as being old at 80, according to Grandma Ehler, who rounded out her first 100 years in Rock Island today. Everyone calls Mrs. Minnie Ehler, Shady Lawn Nursing Home, 1018 12th St., Rock Island, 'Grandma.'
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- The Bible Missionary Institute in Rock Island, formally opened its new residence hall. The building is part of a $1.5 million expansion. Elbert Dodd Hall, named after a founding leader, will house 75 men.
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