Day in history for November 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A large number of immigrants arrived yesterday from the East. They were principally of German and Swedish ancestry.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The electric tower circuit was tested this afternoon and found to be working admirably. Everyone is waiting for a dark night so that they may see just how useful the lights will be.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The liveliest of interest is being evinced in Rock Island in Walker Whiteside's appearance at the Illinois Theater next Friday in his new play, 'The Claim of Blood.'

1932 -- 75 years ago
A coalition of Democratic members of the Rock Island City Council is said to favor Ald. William L. Young for the post of temporary mayor of the city. Young is expected to get some Republican votes as well. Mayor Chester Thompson will resign Feb. 15 to assume his duties as 14th district congressman.

1957 -- 50 years ago
For the third consecutive year, Augustana College debaters won first place at the National Invitational Debate Conference held at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Thomas Leon, President of North American Amusement Co., Rock Island, won the Leonard Thompson Trophy at the convention in Kansas City, for 'the most meritorious exhibit of arcade and coin operated amusement devices.'

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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