Day in history for November 19, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We had a fine fall of snow yesterday afternoon but by the time this item is circulated the snow will be gone.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Next Wednesday, Rock Island lovers of opera will have an opportunity of listening to Fannie Kellogg and other noted singers.

1907 -- 100 years ago
East Moline business men are considering steps to change the name of the city. Residents there feel that the name implies that East Moline is but a suburb of Moline.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The final chapter of the Augustana grid season will be entered into the record books tomorrow when Coach Shorty Almquist's team will attempt to uphold its so far perfect slate against Lake Forest at Ericson Field. The unemployed of the Quad City area will be admitted to the game free of charge.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Nick Chirekos, Rock Island, has purchased the Plantation, the former palatial W. L. Velie mansion, from the Bert Bogaert estate. Chirekos is a former manager of The Plantation.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Joseph 'Bud' Shaab was awarded the title of Quad-City Individual Volunteer of the Year. After he lost both his legs due to complications following surgery and was confined to a wheelchair, he saw a need for adaptive equipment for himself and other handicapped people.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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