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: 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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