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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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