Day in history for November 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Do not fail to read 'The Bloody Dagger' on our front page today. If you have any tears to shed, prepare to shed them.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Plans are being made to heat the Post Office lobby each evening as soon as the necessary fixtures can be obtained and installed.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A new star was added to the American flag yesterday when President Roosevelt signed the proclamation admitting Oklahoma to the United States.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Dr. Paul H. Douglas, professor of economics at the University of Chicago, and Dr. Frank Bohn, journalist and lecturer of New York City, engaged in a discussion on capitalism last night at the Augustana College chapel before about 400 persons. The topic was 'Can Capitalism Be Saved?'

1957 -- 50 years ago
A barn on the farm of Dr. William Otis, Coaltown Road, southeast of Moline, will be the new home of Playcrafters. The move was announced at a meeting of the little theater group last night in Butterworth Garage.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Judi Nicholson, Park View, Iowa, received the 14th Annual Diana Award and Joe Whitty,Davenport, well-known business man and restaurateur, was presented the Zeus Award. They were presented by the Quad-City Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) at the Moline American Legion Building.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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