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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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