Day in history for December 26, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- We are gratified today to greet our friend, Dr. K. Ryland, who has just returned from the cold regions of the north where he has been serving as surgeon with the Pembina expedition.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- W.M. Brown, a former Rock Island newspaperman, now of Minneapolis, Minn., is visiting old friends in Rock Island.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- E.C. Eberhart was high gun at the Christmas shoot of the Rock Island Gun Club. He got two turkeys and one chicken.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- ''The Battle With Old Father Time,'' a series of episodes and dramatizations, will be presented at the Memorial Christian Church tomorrow.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- An offer calling for the sale of the Fort Armstrong Hotel for $554,000 will be either accepted or rejected at the annual meeting of the owner stockholders at 2 p.m. Jan. 3. Stockholders of the Fort Armstrong Co., owner of the hotel, will consider an offer made by the Rockland Corp.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- One of the ways that people of Scandanavian heritage celebrate the Christmas season according to Gust Gustafson, ''unofficial manager'' of the Viking Thor Lodge No. 9, is with a somewhat different hot drink made for the holidays called ''Jul Glogg.'' In fact, 76-year-old Gust recalls his mother making it when he was a boy in Sweden.
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