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 board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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