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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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