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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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