Day in history for May 2, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Daily Argus reported that a Davenport man plans to sell a slave, born in Mississippi, in a lottery, provided he receives enough dollar bills at a dollar a chance. His advertisement appeared in the Geneseo Republic.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Police were called to South Rock Island to stop a dog fight. The promoters and spectators escaped before the police arrived.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The month of April has been the coldest since 1874, Weather Bureau reports show. The average temperature for the month was 43 degrees. In 1874 it was 41 degrees.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Richard Leonard, Rock Island High School band soloist who won first place in the trombone solo contest in the state competition, will be entered in the national high school contest in Indiana May 20-21.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Two Rock Island attorneys, Edward W. Schoede and George G. Perrin, have been named senior counselors of the Illinois State Bar Assn. in recognition of their 50 years of law practice.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Volunteers went to work Saturday morning cleaning up the refuse that collected along Moline streets and school yards. It was all a part of Operation Pride, a combined project of the Moline PTA Council and the city municipal services and engineering departments.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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