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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