Day in history for May 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Requa is now on hand with a large assortment of jewelry, watches and rings.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The roads leading out into the country are reported to be in excellent condition and an increased trade from the rural district is anticipated.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Freezing weather last night killed all young vegetation and all fruit buds were badly injured. The temperature dropped to 29 degrees.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Salary cuts for teachers, together with other economies, enabled the Rock Island Board of Education to announce the 1932-33 school budget at more than $35,000 lower than last year.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A small, one-eyed yellow terrier today was credited with saving the life of a Bettendorf man. The pet awakened his master during a fire in a four-room cottage. And in turn, the dog owner rescued the animal from the blazing structure.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A group of Rock Island residents would rather have a park in their neighborhood than a grocery store and they are taking steps to keep it that way. Residents near Reservoir Park, 24th Street and 18th Avenue, suspect that Lucky Stores in Milan is considering purchasing or leasing the park from the city for use as an Eagle Discount Store location.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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