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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