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 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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