Day in history for January 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Last Friday was the most pleasant New Year's Day that has greeted us all for many years.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Sixty-two tramps were held overnight in the city jail during the month of December.

1908 -- 100 years ago
H.F. Brown of Rock Island was reelected secretary of the Illinois High School Athletic Assn. at Pontiac, Ill., last night. A discussion was held on the subject of salaried coaches for high school athletic teams. Teachers were firmly convinced that paid coaches were to be ignored in athletics.

1933 -- 75 years ago
H.C. Scherer, Rock Island, has been manager of the McCabe Dry Goods Co. to succeed C.V. Brock, who resigned yesterday.

1958 -- 50 years ago
When a litter of three guinea pigs was born at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the home of Mr. And Mrs. William W. Blomquist, 3909 26th St., Mol., the family dog, 'Penny,' assumed the role of assistant to the guinea pig parents.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Lujack Schierbrock Chevrolet Co. has acquired Jugenheimer Motors Inc., Davenport. Jugenheimer has had the Honda and Mazda automobile franchises the past six years and also has been Iowa's largest motorcycle dealership, representing Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha. The acquisition will result in a new division to be called Lujack Schierbrock Imports.

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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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