Day in history for January 28, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Warren Book Store now has several copies of the book, 'My Trip to France' by the Rev. J.P. Donelan. They are offering it for sale at 75 cents per copy.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Charles A. Gardner's noted drama, 'Karl' will be presented tonight at the Harper Theater. It will star Miss Patti Rosa.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Final plans have been made for the dedication program of the new Elks building on 18th St.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Like Napoleon who finally met his Waterloo, Moline High School's hitherto undefeated basketball team 'met its Rock Island' last night at the Augustana gymnasium. The Islanders broke a string of eight Moline victories by defeating their traditional rivals, 30-28. Captain Hugo Birkhahn and Gilbert Church scored 24 points between them to pace the Rock Island team.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Rev. David T. Lindell, who has been on furlough the past year, will be accompanied to the mission fields of India this time by his recent bride, the former Mary Sandberg of Rock Island. The couple will serve a 5 year term in the city of Guntur in the state of Andhra in India

1983 -- 25 years ago
Tim Wright scored his 100th career victory (and his 22nd of the season) Thursday night as Rock Island's wrestlers defeated Riverdale 34-24.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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