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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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