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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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