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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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