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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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