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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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