Day in history for December 2, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Miss Harris of Rock Island is reported to be one of the fortunate persons who escaped at the burning of the Rainbow.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Three Iowa farmers ran their horses over the Rock Island bridge today, expecting to escape paying the toll, but the police were telephoned and Squire Cropper fined each of the men $3 and costs.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A lively session of the Rock Island 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
Sheriff Fred R. Schlueter announced that Deputy Ray Hasson of Moline will be advanced to the position of chief deputy to succeed Howard Gregg when Gregg becomes circuit clerk next week.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Burglars last night and Saturday night entered three Rock Island establishments, including the public library, but got little for their efforts. Their biggest 'gain' was about $85 in cash and $5 to $6 in stamps.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Changing shopping patterns and a shaky local economy have prompted Mosenfelders Inc. to close its downtown Rock Island store. The mem's wear store, which has been at 1709 2nd Ave. for 105 years, should close by the end of January or early February.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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