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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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