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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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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