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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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