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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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