Day in history for December 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A lecture will be delivered by Horace Greenley in Moline Jan. 7. A special train will be run to accommodate any who may wish to attend from Rock Island. Horace isn't any great shakes as a lecturer.

1882 -- 125 years ago
J.F. McKibben, manager of the American Express office, reported today that this year's Christmas business is at least a third larger than that of last year.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island has 49 automobiles registered with the secretary of state. Moline has 59, East Moline, three and Silvis has one.

1932 -- 75 years ago
E. Gilbert Kolls, Rock Island, announced today that he has resigned as secretary of the Quad-City Association of Milk Dealers.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Milan Rifle Club claimed its second victory in league competition Friday night by defeating the Kewanee Rifle Club team, 927 to 915. The match was held on the Geneseo Rifle Club range.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The LeClaire Hotel's restaurant, the Prime Rib Room, and its 250 transient room operations will close Jan. 1. The Jug bar and the hotel's 40 apartments will remain open. Principal owner, Oscar Ellis, said 32 of the hotel's 44 employees will be laid off. Sussco Enterprises, Florida and Liskor International, Chicago have both expressed interest in purchasing the property.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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