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: 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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