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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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