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: 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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