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: 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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