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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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