Day in history for May 11, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Robert M. Marshall was nominated for supervisor and John Peetz, assistant supervisor, at a union meeting of citizens of all parties held recently at Woltman's Hall.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Republican candidates for nomination are now seen on the streets early and late, shaking hands with all acquaintances.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Chief of Police Eckhart spent yesterday notifying saloon keepers that under the new adminstration that women and wine rooms will not be tolerated in Rock Island saloons.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The senior class play, ''Beggar on Horseback,'' will be presented tomorrow night at the Rock Island High School auditorium. Lead roles will be by Irene Applequist and Jack Wright. Miss Dorothy Peterson will direct the play.

1957 -- 50 years ago
After being closed for a number of months, the Erie Theater opened yesterday with Charles Titus of Erie as the manager. His brother, Ronald, is assisting him.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Alcoa's Davenport Works is offering its 3,200 employees the opportunity to join the Quad-City Health Plan, the area's first health maintenance organization. Alcoa becomes the second participant in the HMO, joining Deere And Co. The plan began operation May 1, 1980, and serves about 16,000 Quad-Cities residents.

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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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