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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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