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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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