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 ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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