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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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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