Day in history for February 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The ice dealers expect a rise in the price of their product due to the present mild weather. Wait awhile: the winter is not yet over.

1883 -- 125 years ago
One load of hay from Davenport and a load of wood constituted the entire marketable produce on Market Square this morning.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Members of the Modern Woodman of America are considering plans for building a large auditorium in Rock Island, it was announced today.

1933 -- 75 years ago
A field of eight candidates for the Republican mayoral nomination, a Democratic race for mayor with two contestants and various contests in the aldermanic field will feature Rock Island's primary election March 14.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Moline Community College opened classes for its second semester with 528

1983 -- 25 years ago
Federal and postal employees' union will rally to protest President Reagan's proposal to have them covered by Social Security rather than by their own pension system. Federal workers see the Reagan proposal as as 'short-sighted' attempt to bail Social Security out.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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