Day in history for November 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Elder Alexander Campbell of Bethany, Va., will preach in the Second Presbyterian Church this evening.

1882 -- 125 years ago
At a very early hour this morning, a gale sprang up from the northwest which shook window fastenings so thoroughly as to awaken all save the soundest sleepers.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Florence Johnson in 'Cupid at Vassar' won her audience completely at the Illinois Theater last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Ben A. Jacobson, president of the Tri-City Federation of Labor, last night declared to the 7th Ward Republican Club that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for mayor of Rock Island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Silvis Community Chest once again topped its annual goal, according to final figures released today. Contributions collected to date have totaled $3,962. The goal of this year's drive was $3,650.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Salvation Army in the Quad-Cities has seen a recent surge of need this year over previous years. A 300 percent increase in cases and number of people reveals that the present unemployment surge has affected thousands more. The Salvation Army in Rock Island has set a goal of $25,000 to help meet the needs of those in this local area this Christmas season.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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