Day in history for January 2, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Our readers will have observed that our columns lately have not contained as much reading matter as is our custom. This is due to the crowded state of our columns with advertisements.

1883 -- 125 years ago
There was very little intoxication in Rock Island on New Year's Eve. The day was pleasant and it was spent pleasantly.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Charles Fiebig, locksmith, has an interesting display of Indian relics in his store, having recently purchased 100 arrowheads from a Whiteside County collector.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The distinction of being the first born in Rock Island in 1933 goes to Miss Janis Jean Wood, who arrived at 9:14 this morning at St. Anthony's Hospital.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Appointment of Mrs. Ruth Frysinger, as the second policewoman in the Moline police department was announced today. She will be assigned to work with Policewoman Geneva Dunderberg in the department's juvenile section.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Cardboard and temporary partitions in the basement of the First National Bank of Moline caught fire and poured black smoke throughout the bank basement and lobby. Asst. Chief Robert Larson estimated the smoke damage at between $70,000 and $90,000. Most of the damage was done in the lobby, which is scheduled to be totally renovated.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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