Day in history for January 19, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Charles Tanner, at the Chicago and Rock Island passenger depot, will keep on hand the best oysters which can be procured the entire winter. The oysters come by express from Baltimore and are warranted fresh.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Owing to badly drifted snow at frequent intervals along the track, the incoming passenger train on the Peoria line was more than four hours late this afternoon.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Steps were taken to raise $250,000 for the jubilee fund for Augustana College at the annual district conference in session at Moline.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Merle C. Nutt, Moline, vice president of the Moline Iron Works, was re-elected president of the board of directors of the Moline YMCA for the third consecutive time at the annual business meeting.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Getting used to retirement may prove to be difficult for Louis Hummel who recently completed 45 years of service with John Deere Plow Works, Moline. Hummel still gets up at 5 in the morning, the same time he did when he was an assembler for John Deere.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County Sheriff's deputies teamed up with state police and FBI agents in continuing the search today for armed men who robbed the Andalusia Community Bank of more than $10,000 Tuesday afternoon.

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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.






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