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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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