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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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