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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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