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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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