Day in history for January 26, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
New Fall Goods have been received by Frederick Moss at his Dry Goods Emporium, known as the New York Fancy Store.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The next regular meeting of the teachers' institute of Rock Island County will be held at Port Byron on Feb. 10.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Milwaukee depot ticket office was broken into and $28.60 in money which was locked in a drawer was taken by robbers.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The new foundry of the Mississippi Foundry Corporation, 1700 1st St., Rock Island, affiliated with the Gellman Manufacturing Company, was put in full operation this afternoon.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Buckwalter look at a 50-cent piece left by two armed bandits who held up the Pig Barbeque, 11th Street and 21st Avenue, Rock Island. The bandits took about $110 from the cash register.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Moline Board of Education decided to close eight schools, send ninth-grade students to the high school and allow elementary students to stay at school for lunch starting in September. The closings were recommended by a task force that studied the future of Moline schools for 2 months. They decided to close Jane Addams, William Carr, Grant, Jefferson, McKinley, Maple Grove and Betsy Ross elementary schools and Calvin Coolidge junior high.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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