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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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