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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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