Day in history for January 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Bishop Whitehouse of Illinois will conduct services in Trinity Episcopal Church on Wednesday.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. George Traub of Peoria will be the speaker tonight at the 20th St. Lutheran Church.

1908 -- 100 years ago
'The Lily and the Prince,' a romantic drama in four acts, starring Mildred Holland will open at the Illinois Theater tonight.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Charlotte Krick, Rock Island girl who took first place in the senior piano division of the contest sponsored by the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra and LaVerne Flambo, Augustana College student and winner in the vocal division of the contest, will be the featured soloists with the orchestra at the concert Feb. 12.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Carbon Cliff may enlarge Grade School -- Construction of an eighth classroom at the Carbon Cliff School was discussed at a meeting of the school board Tuesday.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Soprano Stephanie Sundine, one of the featured singers with the New York City Opera, will return to the Quad-Cities next weekend for a homecoming concert with the Tri-City Symphony. The Moline native will be in the solo spotlight with the orchestra at concerts on Friday and Saturday in Augustana College Centennial Hall and next Sunday in Davenport Masonic Temple.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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