Day in history for May 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Ladies of St. James' Catholic Church are pleased with the success of their recent fair. Profits amounted to $693.14.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Seventeen trains are arriving and departing from the Rock Island Lines depot in this city each day.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Saturday Afternoon People, Rock Island weekly newspaper, has expired with the last issue yesterday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island's Community Chest appeal to raise $25,000 to finance the functions of nine relief and social welfare agencies during the next six months will be launced this evening. Heading the drive will be Frank W. Black, Dr. Stuart W. Adler, Mel H. Hodge, George Schneider, R.C. Mitchell and Ben A. Horn.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A hand grenade was found in an alley in Moline last night but police said the detonator and explosive charge had been removed and the grenade was not dangerous. The grenade was found by children of Richard Nagel, 1926 13th St.

1982 -- 25 years ago
An electrical fault is believed the cause of a fire which did an estimated $300,000 damage to the Garden Plain Supersweet Feed Mill, four miles east of Albany in Garden Plain Township. Owner Howard VanZuiden said firefighters might have been able to save the Mill's office had they not run out of water.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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