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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.

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