Day in history for May 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Dr. Reading arrived in town yesterday and is now at the Farnam House where he may be consulted by all who desire his professional services.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The boys are commencing to use their slingshots.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Tri-city carpenters returned to work this morning, although no working agreement has been signed with the contractors.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Argus reported today that Amelia Earhart Putnam landed her red and gold monoplane in Ireland this afternoon to become the first woman ever to fly the Atlantic alone. Today is the fifth anniversary of the flight by Lindbergh to Paris, France.

1957 -- 50 years ago
About 500 persons were on hand at Memorial Field this morning for the auction sale of property no longer needed by the federal government. Registered shortly after the sale started were a total of 242 bidders, which was considered a good representation since most of the lots offered were large items.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Gov. James Thompson has commended building trades classes at J.D. Darnall High School that finished work on a passive solar home. ''With the rising cost of building,'' Thompson said, ''it is more important than ever that Illinois houses become more energy-efficient and better able to use the sun's natural energy.''

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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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