Day in history for January 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We regret to hear that Mr. VanBuskirk, conductor on the C. And R.I. Railroad, while on a trip to the east, was injured in the head by coming in contact with a bridge near Toledo.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A military ball was planned at a meeting of the Rodman Rifles. The ball will be given on Feb. 22.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School's basketball team lost its first game of the season to the YMCA Tigers by a score of 50 to 28.

1932 -- 75 years ago
An average gain of two-and-a-half pounds in weight was reported by Mrs. Kate M. Lowry, school nurse, for the 261 undernourished boys and girls of the Rock Island public school system, who are being provided with milk free through a fund raised by the Rock Island Junior Chamber of Commerce.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Police early today rushed to the railroad tracks at West 4th and Division streets, Davenport, on report a car was stalled on the main line. Upon arriving officers found the driver sleeping off a few beers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's 78-year-old Rock Island Lines depot may get a new lease on life if a suggestion by Illinois Office of Tourism officials becomes reality. The depot has been suggested as a possible site for a visitor center along the Great River Road.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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