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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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