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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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