Day in history for May 2, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The city marshal gives notice to all persons to 'fix up' for the coming warm weather.

1883 -- 125 years ago
At 2:45 this afternoon, 201 votes had been cast in the special election for alderman in the Third Ward.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. Daniel B. Turney of Decatur was nominated for president of the United States by the national convention of the United Christian Party, which convened at the Watch Tower today.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Appointment of five majors to serve in the Rock Island Community Chest drive for $22,000 was announced by Paul R. Preston, president. They are R.C. Mitchell, Benjamin A. Horn, Dr. Stuart W. Adler, L.B. Wilson and Thomas L. Kennedy. Raymond R. Walker is general chairman.

1958 -- 50 years ago
About one hundred twenty-five persons were present yesterday afternoon for the style show sponsored by the Rock Island Art Guild at the Hauberg Civic Center. There were two showings of the fashions, presented by Anne Potter Inc. Mrs. Isador I. Katz served as narrator, and Mrs. Leslie C. Hanson provided piano accompaniment.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The temperature was fine, but the wind wasn't for runners participating in the 7th Annual Quad-City Marathon and 10-kilometer races Sunday. Gusts up to 30 mph gave runners problems throughout the events.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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