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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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