Day in history for November 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
James Johnson is now selling his family flour at $4 per barrel retail.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The work of surveying the new line for the Hennepin Canal is nearing completion and considerable hope is being held here that the next congress will appropriate enough money to begin construction.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Slight snow flurries yesterday and today marked the beginning of a decided cold period. The temperature dropped to 24 degrees during the night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The City of Rock Island today was receiving for the first time its supply of Mississippi River water through the new permanent intake lines at the Rock Island locks. The cutover from the temporary to the permanent lines was completed last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island Arsenal Officers Wives Club will sponsor its second annual benefit fashion show and dinner. The Army Relief is organized to provide assistance to soldiers and their families, including aid to widows and orphans of army personnel.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Respiratory Therapy Department at Moline Lutheran Hospital is one the model units in the country. Charles McKnight, RRT, is the head of the department that employs 50 people. He is president of the Illinois Society for Respiratory Therapists.

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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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