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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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