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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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