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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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