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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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