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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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