Day in history for December 31, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
It will be seen by an advertisement that Prof. Robinson is about to open another class in dancing at Empire Hall. All those who want to become proficient in this graceful and accomplished art should see the professor.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The son of C.H. Shocker, whose arm was badly dislocated when he fell from a fence, is doing nicely and has recovered the use of the arm.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The thermometer reached 14 degrees, the lowest of the season, yesterday. The wind later shifted to the south and milder weather resulted.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The close of the fiscal year 1932 at Rock Island Arsenal surpassed all previous years of the war period. The average number of employes on the roll for the year was 869 with an average monthly payroll amounting to $112,702.98. Col. H.W. Schull assumed duties as commandant March 5.

1957 -- 50 years ago
During 1957 Quad-City televiewers were assured of a third TV station when the Federal Communications Commission approved the assignment of channel 8 to the area.

1982 -- 25 years ago
IBP Inc. will begin interviewing applicants next week for full-time production and maintenance jobs at Joslin. The wage it is offering is more than a third less than that paid to workers when Dubuque Packing Co. ran the plant.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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