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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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