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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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