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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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