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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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