Day in history for November 28, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There is no foundation to the report that the Coal Valley Mining Company has decided to increase the price of coal.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Several loads of squealing porkers going down 2nd Avenue yesterday and today convinces us that J.S. Gilmore's porking season has begun.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Mark Hambourg, the noted Russian pianist and composer, has been booked for a concert at the Illinois Theater on Dec. 18. His wife, an accomplished violinist, also will appear on the program.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The contemporary background of the church extending to its founding date in 1837, was discussed yesterday by the Rev. H.L. Moore at the morning worship services in Central Presbyterian Church, Rock Island in observance of the 85th anniversary of its founding.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Geneseo Women of the Moose voted to donate $2.50 to Mooseheart for the purchase of library books at the meeting Tuesday.

1982 -- 25 years ago
John J. Grady, manager, Klaus Radio Inc, in Eldgrige, Iowa, was presented a special plaque for his sales of video disc players. Arnold Valencis, president of the RCA Sales Corporation was there to present the award. Valencis predicted that video disc sales would top $200 million this year nationwide.

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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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