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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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