Day in history for November 24, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- The city gas company has introduced a new machine for washing and purifying gas and will soon be selling a faultless article.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' gave matinee and evening performances at the Harper Theater. Haverly's ''New Mastodon Minstrels'' will be at the theater Friday.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- In a lecture before the literary societies of Augustana College last night, Professor E.F. Bartholomew said the phonic spelling principle is wrong.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Contractors operating on a 24-hour schedule on the Rock Island locks project have beaten Old Man Winter in a race for completion of pouring on the main lock walls. The last great bucket of concrete was emptied into place at 4 this morning.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Heavy snow that has blanketed much of the East and has touched this area brought gloom and despair to many people, but it brought smiles to the faces of Servus Rubber Co. officials and employees in Rock Island. Servus Rubber Co. manufactures rubber footwear and is greatly affected by weather conditions.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Dr. and Mrs. Wilfred Enders celebrated the harvest of their vineyards at Port Byron last weekend with a wine and cheese party in their home. They've been making wine since 1969. This year they harvested three tons of grapes, and bottled 95 gallons.
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