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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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