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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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