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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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