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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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