Day in history for April 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Chicago train which arrived early this morning brought a delegation of 330 Mormons. They are now at the depot and leave for Utah today.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Fifty arrests were made by the Rock Island police during the month of April, Phil Miller, city marshall, reported today.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Illinois hunting season closed today for all game and there will be no further shooting until August.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Existing records at the Rock Island Public Schools stadium will be endangered tomorrow afternoon when athletes of Rock Island, Galesburg and Moline High Schools match speed and skill in their annual triangular track and field meet.

1957 -- 50 years ago
One of the largest auction sales ever to be held in the Quad-City area is scheduled at 10 a.m. May 22 at Rock Island Arsenal. Acquisition cost of the equipment was $450,000. The sale will be the first auction ever conducted of government equipment at the Arsenal.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Deere And Co. eliminated raises, bonuses and stock purchase incentives for salaried workers today and said goodbye to about 700 early retirees. Spokesman Bob Shoup said salaried employees will get no pay increases, bonuses, or contributions for purchase of company stock until the economic climate improves.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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