PREP FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Day in history for December 20, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Many feet of sidewalk were laid in different portions of the city over the past week. All others should comply with the city ordinance.

1882 -- 125 years ago
People have wondered why the bell for the First Ward engine house has been rung so often lately. The answer is that there have been a great many birthday anniversaries for the boys to celebrate.

1907 -- 100 years ago
One of the most cheering signs of the times in Rock Island is the revival of industry at the plant of the Rock Island Plow Co. More men are being put to work to satisfy the demand.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Edward M. Farrell, former assistant rector of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island and now director of the Guiding Angel Orphanage of Peoria, will address the men of Sacred Heart parish at a meeting in the school auditorium tomorrow night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A forecast of clear skies and mild temperatures for tomorrow promises an end of the 'slush storm' which hit the Quad-Cities area early this morning, leaving 1.09 inches of moisture.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Irish Rugby Football Club of the Quad Cities elected its officers. They are Earl Strupp, president; Mike Grothusen, vice president; Ron Klafffke, treasurer, and Mike Watkins, match secretary.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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