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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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