Day in history for May 1, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- A man drove a two-horse wagon into the river near the bridge to water his horses. He went too far. The wagon capsized and he drowned.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Thomas W. Keene, noted tragedian, is at Harper's Theater tonight in Shakespeare's celebrated 'Richard III.'
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- Broadway Presbyterian Church rounded out a third of a century of its existence with a celebration in the church auditorium.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- An appeal for greater use of the $380,000 Rock Island River-Rail Terminal by the city's business and industrial interests will be included in Mayor-elect Clarence E. Hodson's inaugural address tonight at the City Hall.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- Since its founding in 1949, the Quad-City Music Guild has awarded 69 grants for private voice and dancing lessons and general college work to talented young people in the community, declared Robert H. Sward of Moline in a talk before the Rock Island Exchange Club.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- Moline's 13 elementary schools that will be open next year each received an Atari 400 computer, thanks to a whopping donation of about $6,000 by Doric Masonic Lodge 319 of Moline. Teachers already are learning how to use the new computers, so that they can begin teaching elementary students the basics of computers next year.
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