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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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