Day in history for January 17, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- Horace Greeley's speech in Moline yesterday did not excite a single person. Several Rock Islanders who had ventured to Moline to hear Mr. Greeley were disappointed in the talk.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- It is reported on the authority of Ben Harper of the Harper Theater that Mrs. Langtry will appear in Rock Island the latter part of this month.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island High School orchestra will give a concert tonight in the school auditorium. Faculty members say this year's organization is the best in the history of the institution.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- James A. Moran, former president of the Rock Island Real Estate board, today announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for mayor, subject to the primary, March 14.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- Recognition was given to women who have completed terms on the executive board of the YWCA at yesterday's monthly board meeting. Retiring board members are Mesdames William Bell, George Carll, O.L. Coulson, F.R. Powell and Arnold Wurbs.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- An elderly Rock Island couple has donated their $192,000 farm in Mercer County to Eureka College. William and Opal Moudy Stephens gave their 107-acre farm in Abingdon Township near Keithsburg to the college. Eureka ia a town of 3,400 residents.
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