Day in history for May 24, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
All persons who feel that we should have a good brass band in this city are requested to meet in the Rock Island Music Store next Tuesday.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Rain yesterday made it necessary to postpone the opening races of the spring meeting of the Tri-City Trotting Assn. at the fairgrounds.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A rainfall of more than two inches was recorded during the cloudburst early last evening. It was the heaviest storm of the season and the lightning did considerable damage.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island County owners of property are charged this year with taxes totaling $3,652,794.38.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Police detectives today were investigating similar safe burglaries occurring last night at Geifman Food Stores at 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island, and at Kimberly Road and Brady St., Davenport. Officials said more than $950 was taken at the Rock Island store and $1,255 at the Davenport establishment.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Milan printing firm Desaulniers And Co. today received a new press that company officials say will open new markets for the 86-year-old firm. The press, a Mitsubishi L600, cost the firm about $3 million to purchase and install. Plant operations were halted this morning when the press arrived on seven trucks from Los Angeles.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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