Day in history for January 5, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Looking to the future growth of our county in this state, which combines the most favorable temperature with the richest soil and most healthy climate will for all time be the great grain and producing district.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Hundreds of wagon loads of ice go up Elm Street daily to the Huber Brewery. The average thickness is 10 inches.

1907 -- 101 years ago
Men of the Memorial Christian Church formed a new organization, with G.H. Hull as president.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Believing Harry Martin, 50 years old of Rock Island, can aid them in bringing about the capture of a bank bandit, Sheriff Ray Mosley of Hancock County has taken the Rock Island man to Montezuma, Ind., on a hunt for a large amount of loot taken from a New York bank.

1958 -- 50 years ago
In Galva, the purchase of the Galva News by James H. Terry, publisher of the Geneseo Republic, was announced. Mr. Terry has purchased the building which has been occupied by the Galva News for the past four years.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Moline's three junior-high principals have mixed feelings on whether ninth graders should attend Moline High School. The differences emerged Tuesday night during a public hearing on what school district residents think about closing one of the three junior-high schools.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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