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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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