Day in history for May 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The person who took the overshoes of the Methodist Church pastor would sleep better if he should send him a new pair.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The faro bank, which has been in operation in this city for several weeks, has taken unto itself wings and hied away.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Twenty seniors at Augustana College received their sheepskins at commencement exercises held this morning at the college.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The annual Memorial Day parade was held this morning in Rock Island. The impressive procession was under the direction of Major E.H. Dunavin, marshal of the day, and Don Jones, aide.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Moline street department is just about convinced that some people will steal anything. Clark M. Hartzell, street department superintendent, reported today that someone stole one of the 'Help Keep Your City Clean' receptacles that are placed on sidewalks in the downtown area.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A plaster section fell from the Davenport Masonic Temple ceiling about 8:15 p.m. Friday, injuring an usher and showering patrons with debris during a theater performance, forcing cancellation of the show. The 2-by-6-foot plaster piece struck young Joe Bain on the shoulder as he seated people for the musical ''The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.

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