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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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