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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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