Day in history for November 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. E. Hersey was admitted as a member of the firm of Richardson, Parkhurst and Co.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Next Saturday morning, the Mary Morton will leave Rock Island for the last trip north of the season and after that no freight will be accepted by the Diamond Jo lines for any point above Dubuque.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The appointment of Dennis Bennett as patrolman on the police force was confirmed by the city council. Officer Bennett has been serving on the force for some time and has proved a capable officer.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Approximately one thousand Republican women of Rock Island County attended the reception and tea for Princess Cantacuzene, granddaughter of President U.S. Grant, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Preparations for a family Rosary drive were made at the meeting of more than 150 Catholic men at Alleman High School.The purpose of the drive is to promote family recitation of the Rosary during the period from Feast of the Immaculate Conception through Christmas.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Lane Evans had to stay up until 2:10 a.m. on March 16 to learn he had become a contender for the congressional race. He had to stay up until 2:30 this morning to find out he had become congressman.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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