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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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