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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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