Day in history for February 11, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Snow commenced falling yesterday and continued with little interruption all day. Its depth at the present time is just short of nine inches.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The first real thaw of the winter began today. Street commissioners should clear the gutters without delay so the streets will not be flooded with water and slush.

1908 -- 100 years ago
William Mueller of the Mueller Lumber Co. is in Chicago this week attending the retail lumber dealers convention.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Gov. Horner will appoint a Democrat to the circuit bench of the 14th Judicial District to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge Charles J. Searle of Rock Island. It is believed there has never been a Democratic circuit judge in the district.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island led the Quad-City area in permits for residential building during January. Twelve permits were issued in Rock Island for one and two-family units.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The St. George Emblem was presented to Leon C. VanLauwe, of Moline and to Fred DeCoster of Moline during ceremonies at a mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. St. George award,is a national recognition approved by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting and the Bishop of the diocese of Peoria.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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