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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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