Day in history for December 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Christmas day came off without anything of a stirring nature happening. Business generally was suspended and each individual enjoyed the day as he wished.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Deputy Sheriff Ankrum bought a nice 5-year-old mare this morning from Liveryman Tindall.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Dow Van Dine, Rock Island third baseman, has been sold to Dubuque. Van is a good, reliable player.

1932 -- 75 years ago
One of the best-known and best-loved radio entertainers in radio today will be heard in an interview over station WHBF next Saturday. He is Charles J. Correll, formerly of Rock Island, better known to millions of radio fans as Andy Brown in the 'Amos 'n' Andy Show.'

1957 -- 50 years ago
The annual Christmas bird census will be taken by members of the Tri-City Bird Club Sunday in an all-day field trip of the Quad-Cities area.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island County sheriff's reserve was sworn in today and will begin active duty Jan. 3. Seventeen volunteers took the oath and were welcomed by Rock Island County Sheriff Gordy Powell. All have completed several months of training in law enforcement, firearms and civil papers. Reserves will team up with full-time deputies to transport prisoners, serve civil legal papers and patrol the county.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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