Day in history for November 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Fredrica Bossard will give a benefit at the theater tonight. This lady is worthy of the patronage of our citizens. Her impersonations of different characters are good and she is a very pretty woman.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Superintendent Kemble reported today that 832 of the 1,769 pupils in the Rock Island schools were neither absent nor late during the month of November.

1907 -- 100 years ago
About 10 inside sports of Rock Island attended a boxing carnival in Moline last night. The bouts had been completed before the police learned of the event and no arrests were made.

1932 -- 75 years ago
John Devine of Rock Island, elected to the office of county recorder of deeds, today announced the appointment of John W. Graham, Miss Marguerite R. Lowman and Ollie Magnuson as deputies. Devine and his new staff will take office Monday.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Fire and smoke caused an estimated $5,000 damage to the Fort Armstrong Hotel, Rock Island, at 7:30 this morning. The blaze started in a sixth floor room.

1982 -- 25 years ago
On the spit this year for the annual roast of the Geneseo Grid Club was Dr. David Rash who quite obviously was proud to have been selected for the honors. Close to 200 persons turned out for this spicy and well done show at The Deck Plaza in Geneseo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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