Day in history for May 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
New spring goods have just been received by Frederic Moss at his dry goods emporium. The store is known as the ''New York Fancy Store.'' Rich Paris robes and fancy spring and summer dress goods may be found there.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The rafter B. Hershey landed here yesterday with an immense log raft in tow.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Daniel O'Leary, popular Islander catcher, will be back on the Rock Island squad. He has been secured from the Atlanta team of the Southern League.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A gym festival will be held tomorrow night at the Rock Island YMCA and the final rehearsal will be this afternoon and tonight.

1957 -- 50 years ago
E.A. DeLong, 436 19th Ave., Moline, brought a fire to Rock Island firemen at 7:25 this morning. He drove his smoking auto up to the Central Fire Station and firemen doused the fire. The emergency brake of the car had caught fire and burned out, firemen said.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Archie McCardell resigned today as chairman, chief executive officer, acting president and chief operating officer of International Harvester Co. The resignation may be the first in a series of major changes by the struggling company, according to one industry analyst who is a former IH executive.

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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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