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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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