Day in history for January 31, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- It will be seen from his advertisement that Prof. Robinson has been obliged to open an afternoon class to accommodate those who are anxious to take dancing lessons.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Doctors report that there is a great deal of sickness in Rock Island, with much of it pneumonia.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- The Sisters of Visitation will dedicate the new library in the recently completed addition to the Villa de Chantal. It will be called the Kieran library.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Financing of Rock Island County relief for February was solved today when an advance of $6,000,250 to Illinois was announced.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- George H. McDonald of Rock Island, was elected president of the Indian Powwow Council, succeeding Col. Carl A. Waldmann. The council sponsors the Indian ceremonial and dances which have been held at Black Hawk State Park for the past 18 years.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- Students at the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities campus will have a chance to enroll in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program beginning next fall. 'We want our students to have all options possible, and this is a fine one,' said Dr. Richard Puffer, chancellor. The courses are made possible through contractual agreements with the U.S. Army and Western Illinois University.
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