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.

Back: Available days in November 2007



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








(More History)