Day in history for January 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The weather turned bad again Tuesday and more than six inches of snow had fallen in Rock Island. It is a wonder that some persons are able to get about as they do with the streets still covered with the snow.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The total tax receipts for six weeks comes to only $5,200. Delinquents seem to have forgotten the location of the collector's office.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Ministerial Association will meet Monday at the Rock Island YMCA. Moline and Davenport pastors have been invited to attend.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Harold A. Kleinman, Moline, engineer of the People Power Co., spoke to the Rock Island Rotary Club yesterday on the advantages to be found from the installation of natural gas in lieu of manufactured gas.

1958 -- 50 years ago
John Merrill of Cleveland, a sophomore student at Geneseo High School, looks back on a long career as an Argus carrier salesman, a record surpassed by only one other Argus newsboy. He has now 'retired' after delivering papers six years and nine months.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Telephone service to the Rock Island County courthouse, county building and sheriff's department was interrupted at about 9:30 this morning and county officials were trying to determine the cause early this afternoon.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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