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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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