Day in history for May 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Policeman Dunn took a drunken man out of a crowd near a saloon and, with the assistance of another man, carried him to jail.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Judge Murphy and L. F. Parker leave for Washington this morning where they will interest themselves in the Hennepin Canal appropriation bill.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Anders Zorn, the renowned Swedish painter and winner of the Grand Prix in Paris in 1902, was the guest of Prof. and Mrs. Olaf Gustafson at Augustana.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A representative group of Rock Island businessmen laid plans last night for a business development campaign. The objectives are to stimulate trade, increase the attractiveness of the city and establish a permanent organization to promote retail business in the city.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Along with other improvements made in recent years at the East Moline State Hospital, the daily diet of patients has become more balanced and tasty, according to hospital authorities.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Dave Miller, Black Hawk College computer director and department chairman, thinks the main computer is overworked and outdated. He explained to board members selling time from a new computer -- along with revenue from increased enrollment -- could pay for a new computer in five years.

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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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