Day in history for December 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The best dish of stewed oysters was served at the Arcade Restaurant. The restaurant is run by Quinlan and Bowen.

1882 -- 125 years ago
About 3 this afternoon Louis Inglehart appeared in the county clerk's office with a wolf hide for which he will some day receive $5 from the county.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Dr. and Mrs. S.B. Hall returned this morning from Denver, Colo., where he attended a meeting of surgeons of the Rock Island Lines.

1932 -- 75 years ago
More than a month of tedious practice will come to an end tomorrow night for Coach Major A.V. Swedberg's Augustana College cagers at the Viking gymnasium where they will oppose a quintet composed of former Augie court stars.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Representatives of John Deere CA, the foreign subsidiary of Deere And Co., have notified the Argentine government the company is ready to go ahead with its plans to manufacture tractors and farm implements in that country.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Daily Dispatch launched the Good Fellow Fund with a 1912 editorial saying, 'These folks who are showing the spirit of the season could not well find a better way in which to do it.' The program is now in its 70th year and, aside from the increasing amounts of money donated, nothing has changed.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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