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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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