Day in history for November 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Capt. Robinson of the steamer Glenwood states that when near Muscatine a passenger was missing.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The roads are still so unsettled that our rural friends do not come to town unless compelled to, but a few more warm days like today and matters will be straightened out.

1907 -- 100 years ago
All of the children escaped safely this afternoon when a fire broke out at the Kemble School. The flames were extinguished before much damage could be done.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Final arrangements for the frolic of Rock Island Lodge No. 100, Loyal Order of the Moose, were made last night at the meeting in the Moose clubrooms. The frolic is set for Sunday and the program is under the direction of James McCabe.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Cost of living held steady at 121.1 in October, the first time in 14 months the government measure of consumer prices has not risen, but Deere And Co. employes qualified for a one-half of one percent pay boost.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Michael S. Plunkett, vice president, industrial relations and personnel at Deere And Co., Moline, has been named to serve on the board of directors at St. Ambrose College. Announcement of the appointment was made by the Most Rev. Gerald F. O'Keefe, D.D. bishop of Davenport president of the college board.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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