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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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