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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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