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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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