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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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