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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