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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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