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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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