Day in history for May 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The weather is improving and it is anticipated that dog days will take the frost out of the ground.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The license to organize the Rock Island And Milan Horse Railway Co. arrived yesterday from the secretary of state and the subscription books will be opened immediately.

1907 -- 100 years ago
County Judge R.W. Olmsted of Rock Island was elected secretary of the Illinois County Judges Assn. at the annual convention in Springfield yesterday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rotarians in the 37 Illinois clubs in the 40th district will come to Rock Island more than 900 strong for the two-day conference opening tomorrow.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Two neon ''no left turn'' signs are being installed at the Rock Island end of the Centennial Bridge to eliminate the possibility of accidents there during the heavy traffic periods, William E. Downing, superintendent of the bridge commission, announced today.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are looking for some well-organized thieves who may have used a wrecker and a heavy-duty jack to steal $5,400 worth of tires and rims from trucks parked at the Moline Body Co., 222 52nd St. Chain marks found on the frames of the trucks seem to indicate the thieves used a hoist of some kind to aid in removing the tires and rims.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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