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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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