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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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