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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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