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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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