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: 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.








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