Day in history for May 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The other Rock Island newspaper, ''The Islander,'' denies that it steals our local items, yet its denial is not true.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Considerable excitement was caused today by the introduction of a bill in Congress asking that a toll be collected on the Government Bridge between Rock Island and Davenport.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Sixty-nine seniors, a record number, will be graduated from Rock Island High School in June, it was announced today.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Phil S. Hanna, editor of the Chicago Journal of Commerce, and R.I. Mansfield, Chicago grain expert, will address a public gathering in the auditorium of Rock Island High School tomorrow night. Both will talk on various aspects of the depression.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The first official use of the Hauberg Civic Center, 1300 24th St., Rock Island, occurred this morning. A meeting of the Sue Hauberg Guild of Broadway Presbyterian Church initiated use of the new civic center.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The first United Auto Workers local to vote on $200 million in concessions to International Harvester Friday turned down the pact to aid the financially ailing agricultural equipment giant. Rock Island Local 1310 voted 29-23 not to accept the proposal.

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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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