Day in history for December 28, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We received a call from some of the miners of Coal Valley Monday. They informed us that the miners who had gone back to work had again stopped.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Those automatic door closers at the Post Office will not serve the purpose long. Some of them already require considerable tinkering to make them work.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Buzzers Club will entertain friends at a dance this evening at the Harms Hotel.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Reports from a Chicago newspaper source today are that Gov. Henry Horner has let it be known that he favors the election of State Representative Thomas P. Sinnett, Rock Island, for speaker of the House of Representatives when the Legislature organizes in January.

1957 -- 50 years ago
One towboat has arrived in the Quad-Cities and two more were due to leave St. Louis today, bound for the area and will arrive next week if favorable weather continues.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Robin Boyd, Silvis, was the winner in the WQUA Radio Christmas prize package drawing. She was presented a $1,230 by Doris Matson, WQUA manager. With the winner were her family, husband, Tom, and children, Eric and Heather. They can put the money to good use since her husband is unemployed at this time. He will be going to Oklahoma soon to work on oil well rigs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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