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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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