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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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