Day in history for November 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The businessmen of Rock Island will meet at the courthouse tonight to talk over money matters.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Although the ice will hardly support their weight, a number of boys have begun skating on the slough. If they continue, we shall be forced to report a tragedy.

1907 -- 100 years ago
William Ferkel announced today that a mass meeting of citizens will be at Turner Hall tomorrow night to discuss the formation of a consumers league in this city.

1932 -- 75 years ago
City employes are assured of receiving their pay on time, at least up to about Jan. 1, with the Rock Island Council last night borrowing $15,000 from the river-rail terminal interest reserve fund for investment in tax anticipation warrants for the benefit of the general fund.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Many interesting experiences in Beirut, Lebanon, are recounted by Miss Mary Jane Morford, Davenport, a former Aledo girl, who is a student at the American University of Beirut, in a letter to her aunts. Miss Bertha Close and Mrs. Hiram Parkman, of Aledo.

1982 -- 25 years ago
1983 has been designated as the 'Year of the River' by the Junior League of the Quad cities. 'Joined by a River' is the theme for the yearlong celebration with goals of increasing the community's pride of the Mississippi.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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