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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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