Day in history for November 2, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
All those who want to enjoy a 'clean and easy shave' should visit the shaving emporium in the Vermont Hotel where Mr. Isabell is the barber.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Superintendent Kemble reported today that 842 of the 1,842 students enrolled in Rock Island public schools had not been either absent or tardy during the first month of the semester.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Subscriptions for the visiting nurse fund are being received daily and plans for a visiting nurse association to handle this work are being formulated by the women of the city.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Refreshed from two days rest after their 7-0 victory over Monmouth last Saturday, Rock Island's football squad began drill yesterday afternoon in preparation for their annual engagement with Davenport High's undefeated team. Coaches Kenneth E. Greene and Julien Peterson put the Rocks through their paces.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Appointment of George D. Baird to the position of Rock Island director of Civil Defense is expected to take place at the meeting of the city council Monday night.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Halloween 1982 will probably by remembered as one of the scariest, with tainted candy bars and other treats. Many parents apparently wary of Tylenol poisonings in recent weeks kept the children home.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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