Day in history for December 14, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Preparations are being made for a grand Masonic soiree at Smith's Hall Dec. 28. It will be one of the finest affairs ever originated in the place.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Rooney of this city crossed to Davenport on the ice yesterday, the first crossing of the season. Today the surface of the river has been covered with venturesome people of all ages.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Mildred Holland, the talented American actress, will appear in her latest production, 'A Paradise of Lies,' at the Illinois Theater on Christmas Day.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The 1932 football season of Rock Island produced a net profit of $593.15, according to a report submitted to the Board of Education last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A strange light in the sky climaxed by what seemed to be an aerial explosion was reported here Friday night by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mills of West Liberty, Iowa. In Moline, Saturday an astronomer said he felt 'quite certain' they had seen a falling meteor.

1982 -- 25 years ago
One of Moline's best-loved physicians died Nov. 30 after serving this community for 56 years. Each of his thousands of patients has his or her own favorite memory and story about Dr. Paul Phillip Youngberg, who was 87 and retired at the time of his death.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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