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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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