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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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