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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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