Day in history for November 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island firemen marched to the theater where a dramatic company was to give a performance of 'The Fireman.' One of the stars, Miss Douglas, failed to arrive and the play, 'The Drunkard,' was substituted.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The milk dealers of Rock Island met this morning and agreed to sell milk at 6 1/2 cents a quart in the future. Those who take four quarts a day will be able to get the milk at 17 quarts for $1.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Mayor Schaffer and Police Chief Eckhart spent yesterday in Peoria studying the new fire and police alarm system which has been installed there. A new system is planned for Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
E.C. Fisher of Peoria, former superintendent of Rock Island public schools, was the speaker at the meeting of the Rock Island Rotary Club today.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Opposition to the proposed additional span to the Moline-Bettendorf bridge gained momentum today. East Moline Mayor Frank Esposito suggested consideration to be given to locate the span farther east, possibly in the eastern part of Moline or East Moline.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The R.I. Kiwanis Club recently donated $1,000 to the Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation. Attending the presentation were Dale Blocklinger, George Walsh, George Keist and Tom Foster.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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