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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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