Day in history for May 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A large drove of cattle passed through town yesterday bound for Iowa.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Numerous tramps are beginning to make their appearance in the city. Shotguns and good watch dogs are in demand.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island led the Three-I League in attendance yesterday with more than 5,000 fans at both games.

1932 -- 75 years ago
City and county authorities of Rock Island today took measures to deal vigorously with any bootleggers or other undesirables of Davenport who may seek to establish beer flats, speakeasy camps, bars or joints on the Illinois side. In Davenport, a movement was underway for organization of a vigilante committee of 100.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island's marina in Sunset Park was opened officially this morning at a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony on floating docks which eventually will provide mooring facilities for 65 boats.

1982 -- 25 years ago
When the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) opened bids for new highway projects Friday, it made a long-awaited dream of many Rock Island and Milan residents come true. Included in the bids was the 92nd Avenue extension project -- a 1.22 mile extension linking 92nd Avenue in Milan with the Centennial Expressway in Rock Island. The extension will cost about $5.8 million.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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