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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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