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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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