Day in history for November 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The shingles stolen from the schoolhouse in the Third ward have been found at Drury's landing. We will have other developments about the affair in a few days.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Democratic forces held a rally in Union Square last night to celebrate the election of their local candidates.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The city council last night authorized the purchase of two new boilers for the waterworks. The lowest bid received was $2,170 for both boilers.

1932 -- 75 years ago
R.I. County contests winners, with the vote still incomplete, are Francis C. King, states attorney; Howard Gregg, circuit clerk; Walter W. Kittilsen, county auditor; Sam Ryerson, recorder of deeds and Harry J. Vance, coroner.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Naval Reservists left for a two-week training cruise to Puerto Rico. Leaving were George Standifird, Frank Timmons, Larry Schultz, Gary Peterson, Duane Bender, Martin Foster, Richard Wilson, Loren Swemline and Wallace Lloyd, Jr.

1982 -- 25 years ago
International Harvester will get a new chief executive officer. At a special meeting, the board elected Donald D. Lennox to replace Louis Menk. Menk will remain as chairman of the board and Lennox, currently the company's president, will keep that post in addition to serving as chief executive officer.

Back: Available days in November 2007



Local events heading








  Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




(More History)