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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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