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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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