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: 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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