Day in history for December 1, 2007

1882 -- 125 years ago
Three Iowa farmers ran their horses over the Rock Island toll bridge today, expecting to escape paying the toll, but police were telephoned and Squire Cropper fined each of the men $5 and costs.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A lively session of the county board of supervisors is expected tomorrow when delegates from Cleveland's Ferry and Colona will appear to argue the location of the new Rock River bridge.

1932 -- 75 years ago
'A Bill for Divorcement' is excellent. And this terse comment certainly does not exaggerate the entertainment value of the production, now playing at the Fort theater in Rock Island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Moline High School debaters won first place honors in the 14th annual invitational debate tournament held here Saturday. The Moline squad won six out of eight debates.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A proposal that Moline Public and Lutheran hospitals share services will be presented before the Moline Hospital Services coordinating committee tonight.

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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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