Day in history for December 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Dealers in poultry must have realized a good sum from sales yesterday. Every other man we saw on the street looked as though he had bought a fowl. How the tender bones will crack today.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Peter Frey, Rock Island, has a setting hen which yesterday hatched out eight chickens of her brood.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Miss Nellie Jenks has arrived home from Sioux City, Iowa, for a few days visit.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Confronted with sudden developments in Davenport the two Rock Island banks, State Bank of Rock Island and the Rock Island Bank and Trust Co., decided today to immediately place in effect the 60-day restriction on withdrawal of savings deposits. The Union Savings Bank and Trust Co. of Davenport will borrow $7 million from the Reconstruction Finance Corp to pay off 50 per cent of the bank's deposits.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Despite the apparent objection of two or three beavers, maintenance men at Rock Island Arsenal have succeeded in reopening the storm sewer outlet.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Snowstar, the Quad-Cities only ski resort, is in its second year and has doubled its size and is anticipating a near-doubling of business this season. Snowstar's first year surpassed expectations with about 28,000 lift tickets sold.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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