Day in history for February 5, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Prof. Wilbur has given two lectures to highly delighted audiences. Tonight's lecture will be 'Coal Formation of Illinois and the Great West.'

1883 -- 125 years ago
A trotting match is being arranged between two famous trotters owned by two of Rock Island's best known businessmen. The horses are the fastest in town.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Receipts of the Family Theater totaled $40. The money was turned over to the Visiting Nurse Association.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Quality Milk Association, with a reported membership of 800 milk producers in the area, today announced that it will market milk through its agencies at a retail price of three cents a quart beginning today, thereby declaring war on Quad-Cities milk dealers who have not recognized the organization.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Quad City Airport will receive $175,000 in state and federal funds in 1959. George Kirk, Quad City Airport manager, said the money will be used for apron expansion, public driveway relocation and parking space expansion.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Almost 55 years ago, Minerva Jacobson of Galva started baking rusks for her family for Christmas. Today, Jacobson's Home Bakery sells rusks to grocery stores across the nation, Sweden, Switzerland, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

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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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