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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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