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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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