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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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