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: 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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