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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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