Day in history for November 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The snow has been of great assistance to deer hunters. We may look for our market to be abundantly supplied with delicious venison in a few days.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Those who attended the first presentations of the big spectacle 'The World' at the Harper Theater last night voted that the play was a good show.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A fire of unknown origin last night caused damage estimated at $5,000 to the stock of a Rock Island drug company. Much of the damage resulted from water from the sprinkler system.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Post No. 200, American Legion, will host all posts of the county Dec. 5, when James P. Ringley, commander of the Illinois Department of the Legion, will be the speaker. The meeting will be in the south wing of the City Hall.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The opening of a laboratory in Rock Island for the development and production of pharmaceutical products for veterinarians was announced today.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A majority of Moline municipal workers voted Wednesday night to accept a city plan to save this year's budget through furloughs for all employees. All three of the city's unions have voted on the furlough plan. Prior to the votes by the three unions, the city had warned members that layoffs were possible.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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