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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