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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