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: 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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