Day in history for January 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Those who cut holes in the ice, so near the road across the river, do not think, perhaps, that it endangers life. Several men and horses have narrowly escaped while crossing at night.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Arian Singing Society of Rock Island presented its first concert in Turner Hall. A large audience was present.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Athletic Club had completed arrangements whereby Packy McFarland and Steve Kinney will meet in a 15-round bout here about Feb. 10.

1932 -- 75 years ago
When Bradley Tech plays Augustana College's basketball team in the Augie gym tomorrow night, Moline friends of Warren Esterdahl will have an opportunity to see him in action again. Esterdahl, who was captain of the Moline High quintet four years ago, is a senior at Bradley and last fall was captain of the Bradley football eleven.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island's population potential is 100,000 and its conceivable size 27.5 square miles if logical annexation steps and planning tasks are carried out.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Beginning April 1, the Silvis Police Department will dispatch police calls for Carbon Cliff. Silvis City Council members voted Tuesday to have city attorney Graham Lee draft a three-year contract to provide that service.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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