Day in history for November 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Farnam House has changed hands, Capt. A.A. Pond has taken charge of it. We trust Capt. Pond will meet with every success in his new location.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Stuart Robson and Will Crane noted comedians kept a capacity audience in convulsions at Harper's Theater last night with Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors.'

1907 -- 100 years ago
Bank cashiers checks made their appearance in Rock Island as money for the first time to any extent today when employes of the Tri-City Railway Co. were paid with these slips.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Wollmar Filip Bostrom, Swedish minister to this country and Dr. Albert Bushnell Hart, emeritus professor at Harvard University, were guests of honor for the Augustana College tercentenary observance of the death of King Gustavus Adolphus.

1957 -- 50 years ago
James L. Moore Jr., of Rock Island was the sweepstakes award winner at the Quad-City Art show in Davenport Municipal Gallery.

1982 -- 25 years ago
All systems are 'go' for the construction of a new Eagle Discount Center at 24th Street and 23rd Ave in Rock Island. Lucky plans to build a 32,100 square foot store on the property formerly occupied by Downings Dairy. Construction of the $2.5 Million facility is expected to get under way next spring.

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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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