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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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