Day in history for November 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Hon. Thomas H. Benton delivered his copyrighted address before the Mercantile Library Assn. His topic was the state of the union, its condition and danger.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At a meeting of the Land League, Ald. Cary was appointed as a delegate to a league convention in Chicago.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The new Elite Theater will be opened about the middle of December.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Baseball Club served notice on the Valley League yesterday that it will not be among the starters next season. The club wanted definite action on their proposal to permit the use of players optioned by the major league clubs.

1956 -- 50 years ago
David Junchen, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Junchen of Sherrard, will be interviewed in New York City for a future appearance on the new CBS-TV Wednesday night series, Giant Step, carried locally at 6:30 on WHBF-TV, Rock Island.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A cloud of dust and a rumble of falling bricks marked the recent razing of one of Cordova's oldest homes. The two-story brick home at 3rd St. and 4th Ave., erected in the 1850s, was demolished last week by its owner, John Peterson of Cordova. The structure, once the home of the village's first mayor, Daniel Zimmerman, had been vacant for 3 1/2 years.

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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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