Day in history for February 9, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Snow commenced falling Monday morning and continued with little interruption all day. Its depth as we write is not short of eight inches. We have snow enough now for fine sleighing.

1883 -- 125 years ago
A bursted water pipe flooded the Rock Island-Moline street car tracks last evening. Ice formed and a score of workmen were kept busy until this morning clearing the tracks for the cars.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Several persons were seriously injured last night when a bob sled collided with an automobile on forty-fith Street near seventh Avenue.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Quad City residents are experiencing 20-below temperatures this morning. This is the coldest readings in the last nine years. The Airport thermometer sank to 23 below zero.

1958 -- 50 years ago
A $50,000 improvement, including installation of new equipment and redorating work,is under way at the Model Cleaners And Dryers, 520 20th Street, Rock Island.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Unemployed East Moline residents may get a break on their water bill if the city council decides to approve a proposal fronted by the head of the finance committe. I would like to temporarily lower water rates for the unemployed with the understanding that they could pay back the difference when they are working said Kelly.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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