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: 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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