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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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