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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