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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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