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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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