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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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