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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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