Day in history for November 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Supervisor George Marshall presented a petition from the Sterling and Rock Island Railroad Co. asking to be granted the right of way over 20 acres of swamp land in Rock Island County.

1882 -- 125 years ago
It is now quite probable that another electric tower will be located near the waterworks building and one on the mill of the Rock Island Lumber And Manufacturing Co.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The annual rummage sale held in the armory for the benefit of Bethany Home closed last night. The total receipts for the three days of the sale were $659.01.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Carl Seiler of Oneida, Ill., was crowned corn husking champion of the United States. He set a new record of 36,914 bushels to win the title and $100 in cash.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Myrtle E. Schoessel died at St. Anthony's Hospital. She had been supreme recorder for the Royal Neighbors of America and edited the association's magazine.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Kevin Dailey, son of Donald and Mary Dailey, this week was awarded the Boy Scout Eagle Badge at ceremonies at the First Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Among other honors, he was elected by his fellow Troop members into the Order of the Arrow and senior patrol leader at specialty camp. He graduated from Moline High School with honors.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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