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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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