Day in history for February 4, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- Last Tuesday was Ground Hog Day. The ground hog came out of his hole and the sun was visible. Six more weeks of winter ahead.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Over 150 members of the United Workmen's Assn. have arrived in Rock Island for the state convention beginning Monday.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- The petition to place the liquor question on the ballot in the spring election was filed with the clerk this afternoon. The petition was signed by about 1,450 voters.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Trailing through most of the first half, Coach Ray Hanson's Western Illinois Leathernecks from Macomb lived up to their names last night on the Augustana court by staging a comeback and downed Augie, 30-25. Jimmy Grigsby and Gilbert Love accounted for 10 points each for the vistors. Butch Miller, speedy Viking guard, scored nine points in a losing cause.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- Deere And Co. has begun production of the largest self-propelled combine ever produced. It will be available for farmers this spring. The combine is produced at the Harvester Works, East Moline.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- Dr. Beth Egan O'Keefe, of Southpark Psychology Center, has been nominated for a position on the board of trustees of the Association for the Advancement of Psychology. The Association is based in Washington, D.C.
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