Day in history for November 11, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The fire companies of Rock Island, Davenport and Moline will have a friendly meeting in our city Saturday to test engines and see which one can throw a stream of water the greatest distance.

1882 -- 125 years ago
About $2,500 in water rents were paid to the city clerk yesterday, the final day of payment. Shutting off water supply of delinquents will begin today.

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

1932 -- 75 years ago
William W. Gordon of Kansas City, Kan., has been appointed a member of the national board of directors of Modern Woodmen of America.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Kenneth M. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Brown, Rock Island, has been awarded a $200 scholarship from the Interfoundation Committee for Economic Scholarships, Great Barrington, Mass. Brown is a freshman at the University of Notre Dame. He is a 1937 graduate of Alleman High School.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Industrial Sales Inc. handled the sale of 175 machine tools offered by International Harvester at auction. The machines were either displaced by the production lines moving to Farmall from Louisville or were obsolete and being replaced.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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