LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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