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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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