Day in history for October 31, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Gillet has given us the November issue of 'Emerson's Magazine.' It has several finely illustrated articles and is full of pleasant reading.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Work was resumed yesterday in every department of the B.D. Buford Company Plow Works. The job of installing the new steam heating plant has been completed.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Corn in Rock Island County has averaged 38 bushels an acre this year, according to reports issued by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The quality has been given at 85% of normal.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The new general secretary of the Rock Island YMCA, Clinton Lane, arrived in Rock Island this evening to begin his duties as head of the association.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Albert M. Parker, who established the Parker Laundry back in 1888, is celebrating his 91st birthday today. Although he is 25 years beyond legal retirement age, he still goes to work regularly. He and his wife also celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Dr. William Totherow, associate professor of chemistry at Marycrest College, has been nominated for the Iowa Governor's Medal in Science for Teaching. The medal is awarded in three categories-teaching, research and application.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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