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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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