Day in history for December 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The sum of $100 has been offered for the apprehension of the incendiary who caused the late destructive fire in Moline.

1882 -- 125 years ago
George J. M. Colburn, a fireman on the C.R. I. And P. railroad, sprained his ankle seriously while getting down from his engine.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Buzzers club will entertain its friends at a dance this evening at the Harms hotel. A dinner will precede the dancing.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The construction of a new 81 foot silo type elevator to replace the wooden structure destroyed by fire last fall has been completed by the Taylor Ridge Elevator company. The new elevator is concrete and is a 4-section structure having a capacity of 10,000 bushels.

1957 -- 50 years ago
An order to prepare plans and specifications for use by contractors in submitting bids on the planned fire station for Colona Rd. is expected to be issued this week.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Craig Kolb's class in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) paid off in only 23 days. Kolb, a volunteer firefighter with the Coyne Center Fire Department, saved eight month old Ryan Egan Tuesday night. Mrs. Egan said Ryan has been running a fever from a respiratory infection. Just before 11 p.m., he went into a seizure and convulsions from the high fever.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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