LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Day in history for January 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We wish everybody a Happy New Year.

1882 -- 125 years ago
New Year's Day was given over to social amenities in Rock Island. Many prominent women received callers. Public offices were closed.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The YMCA held its annual reception and open house today.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Hugh L. Moore, pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, and Mrs. Moore, invite members and their friends to an open house today at the church.

1957 -- 50 years ago
No. 1 baby born in the Quad-Cities in 1957 was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Abrahamsen, 4725 28th Ave., Moline. The baby was born at 2:40 this morning in Moline Public Hospital and weighed 7 pounds and 15 3/4 ounces. At home she has a sister, Robin Sue, who was a year old last June 25.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The honor doesn't mean much to Anna Marie Jones. She may be the Quad-City area's first baby of 1982, but all she wants is to stay warm and well-fed. Anna was born at 1:03 a.m. Friday at Moline Public Hospital. She's the first child of Gary and Mary Jones of 2843 8th Ave., Rock Island. Anna almost lost the distinction of being the area's first baby of the year to a precocious pair of Davenport twins, born one and two minutes before midnight.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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