Day in history for November 20, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Strauss whose artistic skill has been displayed in many instances in Rock Island, is about to leave our city for Galesburg where he will teach drawing and painting.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Only a small audience heard Robert Ingersoll, the great lecturer, speak at Harper's Theater last night. The lecture was regarded as the weakest he has given in this city.

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

1932 -- 75 years ago
Two proposals for retrenchment in municipal finances were turned down by the R I City Council last night as aldermen indicated they would rather worry along in the face of bankruptcy than to pare expenditures to within current income. The vote was 10-3 against a motion for a 10 per cent reduction of expenses.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Robert Barrett of Deere And Co., B. V. Nutt of Moline Iron Works and W. C. Rosborough of Moline Tool Co. will be among 83 named to the arrangements committee of the 64th annual dinner meeting of the Illinois Manufacturing Assn.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Harrison Street Brewing Co. recently opened. Toasting the opening are Jerry and Dan Carmody, owners and Mayor Charles Peart.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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