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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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