Day in history for January 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A large delegation from Chicago arrived in this city and stopped at the Island City Hotel. All were in excellent spirits and were determined on a grand time despite the extreme cold weather.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Dr. G.G. Craig was nominated and confirmed as health commissioner at the meeting of the city council Monday.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Windmill Stroke Adjuster Co. of Rock Island today was issued a license to incorporate.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Clifford A. Nelson has accepted the call to the pastorate of St. John's Lutheran Church, Rock Island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Navy will enlist a special squad from the Rock Island recruiting area this month. It will be called the Rocket Squad. The Rocket Squad and five other squads from Springfield, Decatur, Bloomington, Peoria and Champaign will form a complete recruit company to be called the Land of Lincoln Company. The Rocket Squad will leave for boot training at Great Lakes Jan. 23.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Cheryl Davison sort of chuckled to herself this morning as the snow fell. Her tepee, it seems, works ''a lot better than I ever would have expected.'' Her unique solution to high rents and housing shortages is a tepee pitched at the foot of Moline's 7th Street on the banks of the Rock River.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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