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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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