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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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