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: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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