Day in history for November 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There is about 10 times as much fever and ague this fall in Rock Island as was known to pervall in the past eight years.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A petition is being circulated and receiving numerous signatures against allowing cattle to run at large in the city. It will be presented to the city council at their next meeting.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The new Rock Island directory containing 14,055 names, was issued today. This figure, when multiplied by the usual ratio of 2.25 gives the city a population of 31,624.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Invitations to visit the schools of Rock Island during National Education Week, Nov 7-11 have been sent to the parents of the city by the students and preparations are being made for a record turnout of visitors.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Action is contemplated to bring Memri Drive-in theater back to the village of Milan, following annexation of about six acres approved last night by the board of trustees.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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