Day in history for November 27, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The St. Charles Restaurant has been remodeled and now has a good bowling alley, billiard table, bar and new room in which to serve up fresh oysters.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. J.S. McCord preached at the First Methodist Church this morning on ''He Loved Them to the End.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. H. Cullen gave a review of Forrest's ''Authority of Christ'' at the meeting of the ministerial association this afternoon.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island district U.S. engineers are giving consideration to a new route on the projected straightening of the channel of Mill Creek from a point west of Milan to the Mississippi River.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Davenport Park Board today agreed to allow a Chicago White Sox farm team the use of Municipal Stadium rent free, thereby assuring the city of an entry in the Three-I League if the loop continues operation next summer.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's biggest liquor store is negotiating to buy Crown Liquor Store in Moline, and if that deal doesn't work out may lease space in a new building at South Park Mall. Lee's Bar and Liquor Store at 3722 14th Ave. made the moves in response to Rock Island's consideration of a 2 percent tax on liquor and beverages, said Lee's owner Robert G. Mohr.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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