Day in history for November 8, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There has been little going on in the police court over the past week. A few have been arrested for drunkenness with some of those discharged after being reprimanded for their conduct. Others were sent to jail.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Robert G. Ingersoll, the great lecturer who will speak at Harper's Theater Nov. 18 has chosen 'Great Infidels' as his subject.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Directors of the Union Electric Telephone and Telegraph Co. of Rock Island are considering the installation of dial telephones and an automatic exchange in this city.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island election records for early voting were shattered today with the noon total hitting 10,757. Indications were that the vote in the city would exceed 18,000.

1957 -- 50 years ago
William J. Powers, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Powers, Rock Island is the author of a play now being produced the Playwrights Workshop on the University of Illinois campus. The play is entitled,'Agamemnon, King'.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Trophies were presented at the 10th annual awards dinner-dance sponsored by the Rock Island Volunteer Auxiliary Police Wives. Trophies were awarded to Lt. Haney, range expert; Albert Kittredge, Rookie of the Year; Aux. Chief John Neary, Command Officer of the Year, among others.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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