Day in history for May 15, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Our city was thrown into a great state of excitement yesterday by some worthless scamps who were running their horses at railroad speed through our principal streets. They knocked down and ran over a boy, and were finally arrested by an infuriated populace who gave chase. 1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island baseball team defeated Cedar Rapids, 9-2, yesterday as the Islanders opened defense of their 1907 title. 1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Seventy Rock Island youngsters who have been participating in the Children's Theater classes at Hauberg Civic Center will perform at two Mothers Teas, set for May 20 and May 27 at Hauberg Civic Center. 1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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