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: 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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