Day in history for December 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Masonic soiree at the Island City Hotel on Monday was one of the most pleasant affairs which has taken place in our city for a long time.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Miss Lucy Cable remembered each of the Trinity singers with a $5 gold piece.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Attorney General Byers of Iowa yesterday addressed 2,000 persons in Rock Island on 'Law Enforcement.'

1932 -- 75 years ago
A reception for Clinton C. Lane, new general secretary of the Rock Island YMCA, and Mrs. Lane, will be held at the 'Y' Monday as part of the New Year's Day open house program.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Next week staff members of the Rock Island county superintendent of schools office will deliver packets containing materials on the March of Dimes campaign to some 1,000 classrooms in the nearly one hundred schools, both public and parochial in the county.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-Cities unemployment rate soared to a record of 17.5 percent in November, including a record 21.3 percent in Rock Island County. Gary Wilson, Illinois Job Service economist, linked the surge to a slowdown in construction work and layoffs spread throughout local industries. The rate is the highest since the state began keeping records in 1962. The previous record was set in October, when the rate was 16.8 percent.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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