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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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