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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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