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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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