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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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