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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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