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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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