Day in history for November 21, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Business houses were closed, labor suspended and nearly all places of worship were open yesterday in observance of Thanksgiving Day. In the evening, a large dancing party assembled at Farnam House.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Viola tied up below the city waterworks yesterday. A wind sprang up and blew the little craft on shore. After working all day the captain succeeded in floating it.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Davenport Theatrical Company will be seen here at Turner Hall tomorrow in ''Der Weisse Rabe.''

1931 -- 75 years ago
Volunteer workers registered for service in the community-wide campaign to sell the $350,000 of available stock in the Rock Island Bank And Trust Co. to be organized through the consolidation of three other banks in the city.

1956 -- 50 years ago
There'll be music in the air in downtown Rock Island for the fifth consecutive year, beginning at noon Friday. Christmas carols again will be broadcast from the WHBF-TV tower, providing general coverage over the entire business district.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Doug Yordy, 33, of Atkinson, will be honored at a program at 1:30 p.m. Monday as the Rock Island Arsenal's outstanding handicapped employee for 1981. Yordy works as a personnel assistant and deals with employee insurance and retirement matters.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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