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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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