Day in history for December 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
It has been suggested that a festival for the benefit of the poor of Rock Island would not be inappropriate. We have been requested to mention the subject.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Christine Nilsson, the peerless Swedish songstress, has agreed to present a concert at Augustana College next month when she returns from a tour of California.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Union Electric Co. presented a new ordinance to the city council last night raising its rates to $52 a year for business phones and $27 for residential phones.

1932 -- 75 years ago
After a sinking spell which produced a reading of 10 below zero in Rock Island this morning for a new all-time official minimum, the mercury began to rise and the forecast indicated that temperatures would probably warm up to zero tonight.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Twenty-two Rock Island city employees are scheduled to receive service awards as a feature of the third annual City Employees Christmas Party to be held Thursday night at Watch Tower Inn in Black Hawk State Park.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Picture a good cross country runner. Then, picture a good wrestler. Now, picture them as one in the same. The image of good cross country runner being a good wrestler doesn't seem to fit. But it does if you are East Moline's John Sandoval.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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