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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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