Day in history for May 20, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. Haynes has invented a cheap and simple machine for sowing all kinds of grain. It will throw the seed 15 feet each side of the machine with perfect evenness.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- The present senior class of the high school, which numbers an even dozen, will be graduated at exercises to be held next Friday.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- Two high records for the crop were set on the Chicago Board of Trade today when September wheat sold for $1.04 and December wheat sold for $1.05.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- Sen. Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin will receive an invitation to speak in the Quad-Cities Sept. 5 at the annual Labor Day picnic sponsored by the Tri-City Federation of Labor.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- A record total of 49 births in Quad-City hospitals has been reported for the 48-hour period ending at 8 this morning. Girls outnumbered boys, 28 to 21. Moline Public led the list with 15; 6 at Moline Lutheran; 5 at St. Anthony's; 10 at Mercy; 10 at St. Luke's and 3 at Davenport Osteopathic.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- Keith Jacobson says it hasn't been hard keeping an 18-month vow not to drive - even though it meant riding his bike 1,100 miles to get home from college. Jacobson arrived in East Moline after a nine-day journey from New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, N.M.
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