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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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