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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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