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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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