Day in history for May 21, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- For late papers, magazines and books go to Gillet's News Depot, opposite R. Graham's Stove Store.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- The total number of deaths in Rock Island for April was five. This would indicate that Rock Island is one of the most healthful places on the Mississippi River.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- Solicitors began the campaign for a $100,000 factory fund in the interest of the Greater Rock Island movement.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- Finals in the annual girls' jacks tournament will be this afternoon. The finalists are Marilyn Baird, Doris Cobb, Dorothy Jagger, Gertrude Hiland, Dorothy Zimmer, Florence Bledsoe, Florence Waldman, Pansy Hills, Sylvia Manual, Alice Kurth, Jean Potter and Ruth Albrecht.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- The Alcoa Davenport Works is playing a role in producing the wing skin for the new Douglas DC-8 jet airliner. These stressed wing skins are the longest tapered aluminum sheets ever rolled. The first domestic version of the DC-8 will go into operation in 1959, cruise at 550 miles per hour and span the U.S. in less than 5 hours.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- A hundred bucks apiece is the price of protest for three St. Ambrose University students fined today in connection with an April sit-in before a tank being driven from the Rock Island Arsenal to Davenport.
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