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Dave Miller, Black Hawk College computer director and department chairman, thinks the main computer is overworked and outdated.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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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