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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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