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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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