Day in history for April 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A little care on the part of persons in charge of constructing the many new buildings now erected around town would save many sore shins and the sin of much hard swearing.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Guernsey press which has been used by the Argus since the winter of 1856, has been taken down to make room for the new improved double-cylinder Cottrell press.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The first circus of the season will be in Rock Island May 10 when the Gollmar Brothers Show hits town.

1932 -- 75 years ago
An honorary degree will be conferred by Augustana College at its convocation May 31 on William Butterworth, Moline.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A cabin cruiser owned by Ernest Bauwens, Rock Island, today was still perched precariously on a wing dam in the Mississippi River off 23rd Street, Moline, after crashing into it yesterday afternoon. Moline police and firemen were called to the scene. Passengers were rescued in a small boat.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline National Bank is one of about 20 banks that would merge into a statewide ''megabank'' under a proposal to be filed with federal regulators. The new company, to be called First Midwest Bancorp., would include banks in eight counties. One federal official estimates it would hold deposits of about $1.3 billion.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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