Day in history for January 7, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Next to promptness in the discharge of business matters, the best and most effective way to increase trade and create confidence in the public's mind is to advertise liberally and wisely.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Harrison Dramatic company will present 'Viva' or 'A Sister's Sacrifice' at the Harper Theater next Friday.

1908 -- 100 years ago
An ordinance was introduced at the meeting of the city council last night which would ask the public to approve a $1,000 saloon license fee.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Harry L. Wilson, Rock Island, was endorsed for deputy game warden of this county last night at a membership meeting of the Rock Island Boat Club.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Earl H. Beling, Moline, today offered eight acres of land situated south of Black Hawk Rd. and east of Fruitland Addn. to Fruitland residents for recreational purposes.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Moline Public Hospital will eliminate 100 jobs during the next two months to avoid a new round of rate hikes, administrator Tyler Schoenherr said today. 'This is not a layoff; this is a staff reduction,' We don't have any indication that we'll be calling them back within the year.' Hospital officials want to reduce the employee-patient ratio. Public's current employee-patient ratio is the highest in the Quad-Cities.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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