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: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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