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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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