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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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