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: 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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