Day in history for October 2, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A bean, measuring from stem to stem 25 inches, has been left at our office. It was raised in the garden of John B. Plummer of this city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The horse car for the Milan Line arrived yesterday and was immediately put into operation. On one trip, the line had a passenger list of 125 persons. Some of the people sat, but more were holding on by their teeth.

1907 -- 100 years ago
George H. Primrose and his minstrel company have been booked at the Illinois Theater next Friday night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The third driest September on record at the Quad-City Weather Bureau closed with only .77 inches of rain recorded, it was announced today. September, 1930, was the driest recorded with .39 inches. Normal for the month is 3.58 inches.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Coffee drinkers can anticipate more joy from the 'cup that cheers.' a 2-top-3-cent price cut at wholesale by two leading coffee roasters was announced today. Housewives who put coffee first on their grocery list may find the price cut effective tomorrow.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Quad-city residents will have their last chance to buy a piece of the Rock Island Railroad auctions off everything from boxcars to memorabilia. Auction director Charles Adams said the auction will feature more than 300 items.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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