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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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