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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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