Day in history for November 24, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Strayed. A black cow, 7 years old, marked with a crop off the right ear and an under crop off the left ear. Any person leaving information at Teal's Grocery Store will be liberally rewarded.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The present railroad rate war between the Milwaukee and the Rock Island Lines has reduced the fare from Rock Island to Chicago to 50 cents.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Buggy Company has shut down its factory for an indefinite period because of the present unsettled financial situation existing in the country.

1932 -- 75 years ago
When Assistant State's Attorney Francis J. Coyle arrived at his office in the courthouse this morning, he found the top of his desk covered with $5 in pennies. Attorney Jack Franklin had made a bad guess on the Moline-Davenport football game, and settled with Mr. Coyle in the minor coins.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Two Augustana College juniors, Martin Katz and Norman Nelson, will study next semester at American University in Washington, D.C. They have been selected as participants in the Washington Semester Program.

1982 -- 25 years ago
On Monday, Rock Island teachers will receive an application to teach at the Fundamental School. A meeting will be held at Hawthorne-Irving School for teachers who want to know more.

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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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