Day in history for January 23, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
F.H. Warren can offer more than 150 different kinds of wallpaper at his store. This is the best assortment ever offered in Rock Island.

1883 -- 125 years ago
At 7:30 this morning the mercury sank to 18 degrees below zero. Where is the man who predicts warmer weather during the full of the moon?

1908 -- 100 years ago
The jail report of the Grand Jury committee states that the county jail is in good condition, but that some of the prisoners employed on the rock pile claim they do not get enough food.

1933 -- 75 years ago
'Strange Interlude,' Eugene O'Neill's tragic play, is as great on the screen as it ever was on the stage. Norma Shearer is in the starring role of the film which opened today at the Fort Theater.

1958 -- 50 years ago
On display, beginning officially today, is the five-passenger 1958 Deluxe Anglia, from the English-built Ford line, at Fred Piehl, Inc., 526 20th St., Rock Island, the exclusive dealer for the Quad-City, western Illinois and eastern Iowa areas.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Bulldogs top Moline, East Moline. Bettendorf won six of the 11 events in the second annual East Moline Invitational swim meet and topped Moline 270-252 for first place. The host Panthers were a surprising third in the 10-team meet.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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