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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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