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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