Day in history for May 14, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Anton Huber and John Beugart have leased the St. Louis Exchange Saloon near Langley's Warehouse on the levee.

1882 -- 125 years ago
It is probable that Decoration Day will not be observed in this city as no preparations have been made for the event.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Irene Meara will appear in one of the leading melodramas of the season, ''The Convict's Daughter,'' at the Illinois Theater tomorrow.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Augustana track and field athletes defeated St. Ambrose representatives, 79-57, in the annual dual contest yesterday afternoon in Davenport. The Augie entries took 10 first places.

1957 -- 50 years ago
One sheep was killed, two others badly bitten and four others injured by dogs at the Moline Forge Co., 4101 4th Ave., Moline, early this morning. The sheep are owned by a farmer but are brought in during the summer months by the company to keep the grass down around the forging plant.

1982 -- 25 years ago
All of Arsenal Island will be open to the public on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The District headquarters, located in the historic Clock Tower Building, and the clock on top of the tower will be open for public tours. Corps of Engineers employees will give guided tours up to the clock.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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