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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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