Day in history for May 5, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. Sexton was fishing with a hook and line in the vicinity of the bridge and caught a catfish which weighed 150 lbs. This is the largest ever caught in these waters, we believe.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- It is expected that the railroads will run special trains to the fairgrounds during the spring meeting of the Tri-City Trotting Association.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- Four officers of the Chinese Imperial Army and Navy inspected the Rock Island Arsenal yesterday on their way to the Jamestown Exposition. They were escorted through the shops by Colonel S.E. Blunt, Arsenal Commandant.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- Four fish nets, three of about 150-pound capacity and the other not quite as large, were seized yesterday afternoon in Sylvan Slough at the foot of 45th Street, Rock Island, by Wardens Guy Hutchinson of Rock Island County and Gus Chilberg of Swedona.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- Three Moline High School youths leaped into the Rock River last night to save a 3 1/2 year old Moline tot from drowning while on an outing at Black Hawk State Park, Rock Island.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- Carbon Cliff Village trustees Tuesday decided to spend $1,000 to pursue a $400,000 federal grant for the purchase of the Silvis Yards hump area of the bankrupt Rock Island Lines.
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