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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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