LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

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.

Back: Available days in February 2008



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






(More History)