Day in history for December 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A new hair restorer is being put up in bottles of different sizes. It is said to be a superior article to prevent the hair from falling out and also to restore it.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Since the advent of cold weather, the coal and stove dealers have been kept on the jump supplying customers. However, no complaints of overwork have been heard from them.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island city Council last night took steps to modernize the police and fire alarm systems in this city. Telephones will be installed in all alarm boxes.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island business district will be dressed in new holiday attire for christmas and New Year. Plans for decorations were made at a meeting last night in Johnson's Cafeteria. Streamers will carry such sayings as 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy New Year.'

1957 -- 50 years ago
A newly endorsed appeal for a flasher signal and other improvements at East Moline's 'death curve' on N. 19th St. was being prepared today for state highway authorities.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Local school officials who lobbied hard against a proposal by Gov. James Thompson to neutralize the state property tax muliplier say they are relieved the Illinois Senate has killed the plan. One cloud has passed over us without raining.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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