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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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