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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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