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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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