Day in history for December 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We hope folks in the country will commence pouring in their chickens, turkeys, geese, butter and eggs before the holidays arrive.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The weather changed suddenly during the night. A sharp west wind arose and the mercury this morning was just a few degrees above zero. Warm weather is expected again tomorrow.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Arrangements for the usual Christmas charity of the Rock Island Associated Charities were planned at a meeting of the directors. Contributions for the needy will be received until Christmas.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Sam Ryerson, Rock Island, Republican county recorder since 1912, filed a petition yesterday in the Rock Island County Court to contest the election of John Devine, Rock Island, Democrat, officially declared winner of the post by a margin of 207 votes.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The new and distinctive dining room and cocktail lounge, The Louisianne, will observe its grand opening in the Harper House tomorrow. Remodeling of the hotel and establishment has followed a New Orleans, or Old South, decorating scheme.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island, has received a declaratory ruling from the Illinois Department of Labor permitting children younger than 16 to appear on stage in any upcoming productions.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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