Day in history for November 30, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- James Johnson is selling his best extra flour at $5 and superfine at $4 at his store on Illinois Street.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- Leavitt's Gigantan Minstrels will be seen at the Harper Theater today.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- A watchman fell from the lower part of Crescent Bridge and was drowned. He was unmarried.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Birger Swenson, manager of the Augustana Book Concern, was elected president of the Rock Island Kiwanis Club at the meeting today at the Fort Armstrong Hotel. He succeeds Earl H. Hanson, principal of Rock Island High School.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- The new Illini Theater will close Jan. 12. Poor attendance with increasing expenses was given as the reason for the closing. Closing of the theater, formerly the LeClaire, will leave Moline with only one movie house, the Paradise. In the 1930s, Moline had nine theaters operating.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Moline's Deere And Co. has been named one of the five best-managed U.S. companies in 1981 by Dun's Business Month, a national business publication. Dun's, formerly known as Dun's Review, cited Deere's planning and marketing efforts. Also cited were Baker International Corp., Federal Express Corp., General Mills and Tandy Corp. The magazine was making its annual rating of corporate performance.
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