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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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