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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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