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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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