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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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