Day in history for December 19, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The annual meeting of the Rock Island County Agricultural Society will be held Wednesday at the courthouse to elect officers for the coming year.

1882 -- 125 years ago
John Evans, the popular liveryman of Rock Island, has moved to his new quarters opposite the west side of the Post Office on 17th St. It is the largest and most complete livery stable in the three cities.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Miss Margaret Giles, who recently was appointed visiting nurse for the city by the Visiting Nurse Assn., began her work the first part of this week.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The second Santa Claus fund frolic will be held over radio station WHBF. It will continue as long as there is someone to pledge a gift to the cause of making little children happy.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The annual Christmas dance for members of Oak View Country Club and their guests will be Saturday night at the club. Music for dancing will be provided by 'The Five Sharps,' a local orchestra.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A tip of the hat is in order for members of Doric Masonic Lodge 319 in Moline, who are providing about $6,000 to buy microcomputers for Moline's elementary schools. The gift is important. How to operate and program them - is going to be nearly as important as reading and writing within a few years.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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