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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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