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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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