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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