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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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