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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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