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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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