Day in history for May 18, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We notice that improvements are going on at Court Square. However, we would like to know who authorized the improvements? We are informed that the county court never made any order to have this work done.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Sells Bros. Circus and Menagerie will exhibit in this city next Tuesday afternoon and evening.

1907 -- 100 years ago
M.H. Sexton of Rock Island, one of the directors of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, today presented a life pass to President Theodore Roosevelt.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Awards to members of the Rock Island High School forensic team and athletes elected to membership in the National Athletic Scholarship Society of secondary schools will be presented at a student assembly on Friday morning.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Dedication of the new First Baptist Church, 1901 29th St., Moline, is scheduled at 3 tomorrow afternoon. Open house and a reception in the fellowship hall will follow the service.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Ron Pettit of the Deere And Co. advertising department was named winner of the best of show for technical art at the 29th International Technical Communication Conference held recently in Boston. Pettit's entry was a full-machine cutaway ilustration of a four-wheel-drive tractor.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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