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Day in history for January 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A.B. Gayford informs readers of The Argus that he is prepared to take in all kinds of likenesses made by a 'camera obscura.'

1883 -- 125 years ago
The resignation of C.H. Hudson, general manager of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad, is accepted as an indication of the absorption of the railroad by the Rock Island Lines.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The first semester of the school term ends this week in the Rock Island public schools.

1933 -- 75 years ago
A gold key, signifying distinguished service in his profession, which has brought outstanding recognition to Rock Island, was presented to Dr. F.M. Fryxell, professor of geology at Augustana College.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Fast recovery was being made by the Quad-Cities today after sustaining one of the hardest punches from Old Man Winter in 17 years. The snow which fell during the 24-hour period yesterday, set at 8.5 inches, was the heaviest reported by the Quad-City weather bureau since Jan. 25 and 26 in 1941 when 9.6 inches fell in a day's time.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Col Ballroom in Davenport put on a winter beach party featuring The Ventures, an instrumental rock 'n roll group well-known in the 60s. The Ventures helped set the mood with classic surfing songs like the theme song from 'Hawaii Five-O.'

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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