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 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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