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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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