Day in history for November 2, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The first street lamp was put up and lighted yesterday in Davenport on the corner of 2nd and Brady streets, not by direction of the city fathers, but by Antoine LeClaire.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Judge Adams issued 21 naturalization papers yesterday morning.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Q.E.T. Club held a ghost party last night at the home of Misses Ethel and Stella Wilson. There were 23 guests.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Edward Williams, pastor of the Broadway Presbyterian Church, will speak on ''The Promised Land'' at the regular 10:45 worship service at the church tomorrow morning.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Two U.S. congressmen were meeting this afternoon with Rock Island and Davenport city officials on the proposed multi-million dollar approach to Rock Island's Centennial Bridge. In the Quad-Cities for the meeting are Congressman Robert B. Chipperfield, Canton, and Congressman Fred Schwengel, Davenport.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County Republican officials are considering calling in federal marshalls to help monitor county elections following allegations of bribes to alter election results in Republican-dominated precincts.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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