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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