Day in history for May 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We are informed that a teaspoonful of table salt dissolved in a tumbler of water will check the most violent attack of palpitation of the heart in a few minutes.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A band of Italian musicians paraded the streets yesterday and received several nickels from the many lovers of music.

1907 -- 100 years ago
City Clerk Martin Rudgren has signed 62 saloon licenses for this year. Several saloons have been refused because of conditions existing in these places.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Eighty Rock Island residents went to Peoria yesterday to attend the first annual Orphans Day program and the Washington bi-centennial observance of the Guardian Angel Orphanage.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A flash fire, believed caused by sparks, destroyed a portion of a wooden canopy at the Johnson Sheet Metal Works in East Moline shortly after 1 yesterday afternoon. Two large air-conditioning cooling towers were damaged extensively and a third was slightly charred.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Imagine a private room complete with carpet, sofa bed, desk and pictures on the wall. No, it's not the Sheraton-Rock Island, it's Franciscan Hospital's new Family Centered Care Unit. Opened in September, the unit features 16 large private rooms and three two-room suites.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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