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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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