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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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