Day in history for November 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The windmill at the gas works does its work of pumping water from the river in the best manner. It would be wise for farmers on the prairie to dig wells and have windmills pump water for their stock.

1881 -- 125 years ago
M.S. O'Neil purchased the frame row of buildings in the rear of the Central Presbyterian Church and will move them to 1st Ave. and 8th St.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Tri-City street cars were not able to handle the traffic over the Rock Island bridge. The company will take steps to improve the service.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Earl H. Hanson, principal of Rock Island High School, was appointed to the committee on the revision of college entrance requirements and high school curriculums at the annual meeting of the Illinois High School Assn. in Urbana.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Twenty-eight head of cattle died in a spectacular fire last night that destroyed a barn and corn crib on the Annie Werner farm, five miles northwest of Walcott, Iowa.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Tenor Kevin Anderson, a Moline native, will be guest soloist with the Quad-City Men's Chorale at a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, in First Methodist Church, 16th St. and 7th Ave., Moline. Anderson, recent winner in the Western regional Metropolitan Opera auditions, is planning a professional singing career.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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