Day in history for January 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There were two spirited horse races the other day. The first was on Case's track and nearly 2,000 persons were present. The second was on the ice covered river.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Members of the Rodman Rifle Drum Corps were dressed in military garments and assembled at the Rasmussen studio for a group picture.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Augustana College announced a campaign for funds to be used in the celebration of the school's 50th Anniversary in 1910.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The sum of $1,041 has been realized to date from the annual Christmas Tuberculosis Seal Sale, Dr. Stuart W. Adler, member of the committee, announced today.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Moline tavern owner filed suit in Circuit Court yesterday for a declaratory judgment that would void Moline's new liquor license ordinance. Edgar Williams, operator of Ed and Johnnie's Tavern, charges that an ordinance giving the Moline City Council power to approve or reject liquor license applications is illegal and invalid.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Milan Police Chief Wes Greenwood said at Monday's village board meeting that he will release a report this week that will show a 33 percent increase in crime in the village for 1981. Greenwood said most of the increase is due to an 85 percent increase in burglaries.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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