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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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