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: 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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