Day in history for November 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
In spite of hard times, trade is lively. Eagle Street is crowded almost every day with teams and wagons from the country. Our dry goods stores, grocery and clothing houses are all doing a good business.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A petition is being circulated against allowing cattle to run at large in the city. It will be presented to the city council at its next meeting.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The new Rock Island directory, containing 14,055 names, was issued today. This figure, when multiplied by the usual 2.25, gives the city a population of 31,624.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Gitta Gradova, generally conceded to be the world's outstanding woman pianist, will be the first artist to appear with the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra, which opens its season Dec. 4 in the Augustana College auditorium.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Ninety traffic accidents were reported in Moline last month with 15 injuries and one fatality. The accident record this year is about on par with last year.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Walt Cornelis, broker owner of Century 21 Deporter-Cornelis, and Bob K. Agnew, broker owner of Century 21 Agnew Realtors, Moline, announced the Nov. 1 merger of the two real estate firms. The merger combines the two largest Century 21 offices in the Illinois Quad Cities.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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