Day in history for January 9, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
It may be that some of our readers are not aware that Prof. Robinson has opened a school where he will give dancing lessons.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Teamsters along 5th Ave. should be careful not to leave chunks of ice scattered along the highway. They are obstructions to the traffic.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island YMCA basketball team defeated Muscatine, 34-26, last night in Rock Island.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Featuring a program of familiar numbers and singing, the second concert of the Tri-city Symphony Orchestra was presented before an audience of about 800 persons at the Augustana College auditorium.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Robert L. Hubbard, Rock Island, executive board member of the Fort Armstrong Area Council of Boy Scouts and council advancement committee chairman, today was named chairman of the 1958 Scout-O-Rama. The event is held annually at the Rock Island Armory. The Scout-O-Rama annually involves 2,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts in the council. Attendance is expected to reach 10,000.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are investigating the theft of approximately $14,000 in equipment from Old Town Mobil, 1901 7th St., Moline, Friday night or early Saturday morning. Police said thieves gained entry by breaking a glass window in a door.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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