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: 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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