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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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