Day in history for November 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
For some days past, large flocks of wild geese have been flying around. Sometimes they get down almost low enough to be caught on the wing.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Word was received today from Mayor Carse that he was elected first vice president of the International Bottlers Association.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The weather continues to be bad in Rock Island. It appears that winter has at last put its icy bite on the city.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Plans for the naming of a joint committee by the Quad-City Builders Club and the six Tri-City building and loan associations were made at a meeting last night at the Rock Island Elks Club. The committee will formulate plans to strengthen and popularize the building and loan associations so that a revival of home building can be possible.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island County residents are invited to visit Namequa Lodge home for girls who are wards of the Rock Island County Family Court. The new $96,000 lodge is located on 17th Street in Silvis, just a block north of Colona Road.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Violation of city ordinance has been filed against Miller's Florist -- owners of the shop are accused of keeping a goat behind the shop. Neighbors say 'Nanny' the goat's manure smells in the summer and draws flies.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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