Day in history for November 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Porters' Book Store has been receiving from the east a large assortment of books, wallpaper and other articles which they are prepared to close out to customers at unusually low prices.

1882 -- 125 years ago
It was learned today that Alderman Mott has been appointed a committee of one to climb to the top of the electric light towers to see whether the paint has been applied scientifically.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A visiting nurse association was formed yesterday with Mrs. Cynthia Woodruff as president, Mrs. Alphonse Mosenfelder was chosen vice president of the organization.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Speaking before a large and enthusiastic hometown audience in the last rally of his campaign, Mayor Chester Thompson of Rock Island said last night that he will carry all six counties of the 14th District in his congressional contest tomorrow with John C. Allen of Monmouth.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The total labor force and total employment of the Rock Island-Scott County area has grown from its level a year ago. The new report was 104,550, an increase of 1,125 persons.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Jordan Catholic School and Longfellow School shared the Rock Island City Safety Council's award for fire safety based on perfect scores in fire safety drills.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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