Day in history for May 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Mayor of Rock Island has an inaugural address about as large as the city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Twelve marriage licenses were issued by the Rock Island County Clerk during the past week.

1907 -- 100 years ago
In connection with the Greater Rock Island movement, The Argus will offer three cash prizes for designs for a seal to typify the spirit of the city.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island City Council committee of the whole proposed an ordinance last night that would make the superintendent of parks subject to the appointment of the mayor with confirmation by the council. It also proposed the salary of Superintendent John G. Evans be reduced $400 a year to a figure of $2,000.

1957 -- 50 years ago
More rigid enforcement of laws prohibiting pollution of navigable waters by petroleum products has been promised by Rock Island District Engineers. Numerous complaints have been received by Engineers recently from operators of pleasure craft. A number of oil slicks have been spotted on the the upper Mississippi.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline National Bank is a step closer to merging with some 20 other banks in downstate Illinois after word that the Securities and Exchange Commission has accepted the bank's filing for the merger.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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