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 Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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