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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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