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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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