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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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