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Dave Miller, Black Hawk College computer director and department chairman, thinks the main computer is overworked and outdated.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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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