Day in history for February 10, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Whistler, at his grocery store, already has on hand a fresh supply of seeds for the spring. The assortment is still good.

1883 -- 125 years ago
J.S. Gilmore took dust from no one yesterday as he drove the fastest team in Rock Island.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Several persons were seriously injured last night when a bobsled collided with an automobile on 45th St. near 7th Ave.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Action was taken by the Rock Island County Bar Association at a special meeting this morning looking toward a sharp reduction in the schedule of attorney fees in foreclosures and proceedings on judgment notes.

1958 -- 50 years ago
A total of 72 births including 40 girls and 32 boys were reported during the month of January in Rock Island. Included in the total were two sets of twins, all girls, born to Mr and Mrs. Robert J. O'Connell and Mr and Mrs. Charles L. Muscovalley.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Moline school officials say they will lease as many of the eight buildings to be closed this year as possible,and will maintain vacant structures rather than board them up or sell them. Moline school officials are finding they must consider all sorts of things when they close seven elementary schools and a junior high this summer.

Back: Available days in February 2008



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




(More History)