Day in history for November 18, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
In Rock Island County the Democrats elected a school commissioner and the Republicans the balance of the ticket.

1882 -- 125 years ago
John M. Reticker, sheriff-elect, today filed his official bond with the county clerk.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island County clerk and treasurer were notified today that a rate of 50 cents on every $100 of equalized assessment of property has been fixed for state taxes this year.

1932 -- 75 years ago
More than 500 persons attended the second community night program presented last night at Washington Junior High School under the auspices of the Rock Island Playground and Recreation Commission.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The first social function, a dance of the newly-formed Milan Civic Center Youth Club, was held in the new Milan Muncipal Building. The dance was termed 'a huge success' and will be followed by a membership drive to bring more of the community's young people.

1982 -- 25 years ago
David R. Collins, Moline author and English instructor at Wilson Junior High, has been cited by the National Book Council for 'outstanding contributions to the artistry and craftsmanship of juvenile literature'. 'George Washington Carver' and 'Francis Scott Key' were the most recent books by Collins singled out for special acclaim.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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