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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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