Day in history for November 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Large blocks of ice were floating in the river today. If the weather continues as cold for a short time longer, the river soon will be closed.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Mitchell And Lynde's new bank building front was scraped this morning preparatory to repainting.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Two horses were injured last night when they ran away with a buggy and were hit by a Long View street car.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Army engineers of the Rock Island District estimated that the Rock Island roller dam, Davenport sea wall and intercepting sewer project were 60 per cent completed when taken as a unit. Installation of the first huge gate of the roller dam is practically finished.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Islanders have more schooling than most people in this country, according to figures obtained from the Department of Health, Welfare and Education. The average person in Rock Island has 10.6 years of schooling while the national average is 9.3 years.

1982 -- 25 years ago
First National notes its 130th Anniversary. In 1852, Cook and Sargent, Exchange and Banking House opened at the corner of 2nd Ave. And 17th St. Cook and Sargent were successful attorneys and land owners. Through changes, it was to become the oldest continually operating bank in the Quad-Cities.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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