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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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