Day in history for May 12, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The job of raising the steamer Falls City, recently sunk in Lake Pepin, has been let to Jonas Barber Esq., of Port Byron, for $2,000. It was Mr. Barber who raised the Envoy, sunk on the rapids last summer.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Buford Plow Works has been supplied with a new and improved whistle to announce the hours for commencing and terminating work. It can be heard several miles from the city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The United States lighthouse steamer Lily arrived in Rock Island today after placing 500 lights and 172 day marks on the upper river.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Federal agents working out of Rock Island raided an East Moline home and confiscated a 5-gallon still, 5 gallons of alleged whiskey, and 350 gallons of mash. The raid was conducted by Agents Hindley, DeLong and Correll.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Moline Salvation Army String Band left for Chicago this morning to perform at the 70th anniversary Congress of the Salvation Army Scandinavian Department in America.

1982 -- 25 years ago
East Moline's Rick Lasek pitched a no-hitter Tuesday to lead the Panthers to a 16-1 romp over Alleman in a non-conference game. Mr. Lasek, who allowed an unearned run in the first inning, struck out five and retired eight in a row during one stretch.

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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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