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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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