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: 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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