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: 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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