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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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