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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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