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 board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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