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: 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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