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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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