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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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