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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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