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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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