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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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