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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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