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 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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