Day in history for February 1, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- The different coal companies have held a meeting and resolved to advance the price of coal to 11 cents per bushel. They say they have been losing money in furnishing it at the low rates they have been charging.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Every act of the play which opens tonight at the Harper Theater is embellished with scenery which the company has transported all the way from New York.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- Prof. Sigfrid Laurin of the Augustana Conservatory of music will present a series of educational piano recitals beginning next week.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- The Argus reported today that John Galsworthy, British novelist and dramatist and 1932 Nobel prize winner died yesterday at his home.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- A vault at Augustana College today holds 30 millicuries of cobalt 60, a radioactive material. It will provide actual experience for future classes in radiological monitoring in Rock Island's Civil Defense program. Rock Island is one of eight locations in Illinois where cobalt is available for radiological instruction. The shipment was approved by the federal Civil Defense agency.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- Mary Jaggers rolled a Dispatch Super Bowler score of 615 recently in the River Valley League at Highland Park Bowl. She had games of 183, 222 and 210.
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