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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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