Day in history for January 29, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- We recently visited several of the public schools in the first and second wards. We heard classes recite with recitations combining exercises in spelling, reading and attention to what is read in a manner that is novel to us.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Should the weather not be too stormy, the electric light company will begin to remove the troublesome trees on Elm and 20th Streets.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- Aldermen voted to accept the new bridge over the Sears Canal, and to have the next bridge raised to a level with the south end of the new structure.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- The Argus reported today that Adolf Hitler, leader of the National Socialist Party in Germany, today was appointed chancellor of Germany.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- Augustana College will be the recipient of Sky Ridge Observatory of Dr. Carl Gamble, noted amateur astronomer who died Saturday, his family announced today.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- Earnings on a common share of Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company increased 14 percent over the last year from $3.45 in 1981 to $3.95 in 1982, according to a company spokesman. The company's revenues also increased about 14 percent to $475 million with the recovery of higher purchased gas costs accounting for almost half of the increase.
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