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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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