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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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