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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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