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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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