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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