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: 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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