Day in history for May 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Nine persons were brought to Davenport from Iowa City and committed to jail to await their trial on the charge of murdering a man who was alleged to have burned a barn. The charge is that the group, known as the Iowa City ''Regulators,'' threw the man into the river. 1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Booster Club last night initiated plans for a carnival or some attraction of a similar nature for Rock Island. 1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
''Gripe Night'' was marked by few gripes but a lot of questions on city and county affairs. The temper of the meeting was more of friendly discussion than of putting public officials on the hot seat. 1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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