Day in history for February 2, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We visited our public schools in the first ward in the Baptist Church with 103 students. The second visit was on Orleans street, below the Faram House. There are 78 students. We are sure they are the model schools in Illinois.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Milan street car was two hours in coming through this morning because of the insufferable cold.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The question of adopting a local option prohibiting the sale of liquor will be put up to the people at the spring election in April.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Mack McBride received a fracture of the spine when struck by falling timbers and rock during a cavein at a bank mine near Coal Valley. He is fighting for his life in Moline Lutheran Hospital today.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Over $1,200, mostly in cash, was taken early this morning in a burglary at the Happy Corner Tavern, Rock Island. The burglars drove away with a 700 to 800 pound safe. It was the fourth burglary in Rock Island in the past two days.

1983 -- 25 years ago
IH stock continued its strong showing on Wall Street today. The price per share moved as high as $7.50 in heavy trading. IH stock began its climb Monday, when the price jumped to $5.88 from Friday's closing price of $4.63. The stock hit bottom last summer at $2.75.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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