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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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