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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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