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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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