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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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