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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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