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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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