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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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