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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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