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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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