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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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