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Dave Miller, Black Hawk College computer director and department chairman, thinks the main computer is overworked and outdated.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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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