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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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