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 mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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