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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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