Day in history for May 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A post office has been established at Coal Valley and George Washburne has been appointed postmaster.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The stock of the Rock Island And Milan Horse Railway has been taken quite rapidly. Over $30,000 already has been subscribed.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Old Ladies Home in Rock Island, sponsored by the King's Daughters of the city, was formally opened at a public reception yesterday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island High School dramatists reached a new high last night with the senior class play presented to an audience of more than 700 persons.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island County's four state legislators will be guests of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Executives at a dinner and program Wednesday night in Springfield. Sen. Morris Muhleman and Reps. Ralph Stephenson, Paul Rink and Robert Austin have been invited to be guests of Illinois Quad-City Chamber executives.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline firefighters were stopped from setting two condemned buildings on fire for practice this morning, when Mayor Robert Anderson received complaints from irate citizens. The humidity and wind were conspiring to swirl the smoke around neighboring houses, Anderson said. The two houses, near 27th Street and 8th Avenue, are to be razed as substandard houses.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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