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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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