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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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