Day in history for January 8, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The ladies who do not visit Frederick Moss's fancy dry goods store miss the chance of buying goods cheaply. His goods are fresh, fashionable and seasonable.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The town tax collector, Major Frazer Wilson, states that his office is located in the Western Union Telegraph Co building and is now ready to receive taxes for 1882.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Company A last night resumed its regular weekly drill in the Armory and will continue until the annual week in camp during the summer.

1933 -- 75 years ago
After a poor start, the Rock Island basketball team rallied to defeat Orion, 29-15, in the Orion gymnasium.

1958 -- 50 years ago
A plan to equip the third and fourth floors of the new addition at Moline Public Hospital and abandon and raze the old east wing was oulined to aldermen last night by William Getz, member of the board of hospital commissioners. Getz said that the east wing is not fireproof and is beyond economical repair.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Lutheran Hospital's new intensive care unit will be crowded with visitors before it accepts its first patient. The hospital will show off the new eight-bed ICU on the fifth floor and west wing to the public Sunday. For many it will be their only view of an ICU, and for that, they should be grateful.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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