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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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