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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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