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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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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