Day in history for January 6, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- Charley Tanner is selling oysters at 40 cents for the small can and 80 cents for the large can.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- By hitching two horses to each car yesterday, street car service between Rock Island and Moline was kept open, although somewhat irregular.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island Stove and Rock Island Plow Companies resumed operations this morning after a brief shutdown over the holidays, putting 300 men back to work. Propects are that both concerns will run at capacity from now on.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- A taxpayer's organization to be known as the Rock Island Better Government Bureau was organized at a meeting of 43 persons last night in Rock Island.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- In commemoraton of the 75th anniversary of Modern Woodmen, a historical mural was dedicated this morning in the home office of the fraternal group in Rock Island. The event marked the beginning of the diamond anniversary celebration.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- After weeks of deliberation, the task force studying the future of Moline schools is recommending the school board close Coolidge Junior High School. The panel, acting on the 50th anniversary of the death of Calvin Coolidge, also agreed to recommend that ninth grade students attend the high school beginning next year.
Back: Available days in January 2008