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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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